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Eddie Mitchell Gives Bournemouth Some Unwanted Publicity

By on Sep 11, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

If the start of this season in League One has been notable for one thing, it has been for the under-achievement of those clubs which arguably over-achieved last season. After seven matches, the bottom four of Rochdale, Bournemouth, Leyton Orient and Exeter City are all clubs did extremely well when swimming against the current last season, but all are finding the...

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Can Coventry City Emerge From The Shadows Of The Championship?

By on Sep 11, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

The unmistakeably musty scent of stagnation has been in the air at Coventry City of late. As memories of the club as mainstays of the top division of English football fade to become little more than a memory, this is a club that feels shiftless, as if it hasn’t successfully asserted a new identity since leaving Highfield Road for The Ricoh Stadium in 2005....

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Michael Dye: The Death Of A Football Supporter And Tabloid Values

By on Sep 10, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

There will be a sombre mood in the air at The Cardiff City Stadium this afternoon, as the team takes to the field for its home league match against Doncaster Rovers. The death of Cardiff City supporter Michael Dye shortly before the start of Tuesday night’s European Championship qualifier between England and Wales cast am obvious pall over the subsequent...

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A Right Of Reply For Supporters Direct

By on Sep 10, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Last weekend, SJ Maskell wrote on the matter of questions that she felt should be answered by Supporters Direct. They asked for a right of reply and we were glad to agree to it, so here’s their Communications Manager, Kevin Rye, with some responses to the points raised. Following SJ Maskell’s piece Supporters’ Trusts: Some Hard Questions, we were prompted to...

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Everton’s Union Blues

By on Sep 8, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 20 comments

Three years ago, the publication of accounts for the holding companies of Arsenal and Everton provided a stark contrast between clubs who were, at the time covered by those accounts, three places apart in English club football’s pecking order. While Arsenal were opening superstores in Vietnam, Everton were forced to outsource their own merchandising due to poor...

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