Category: The Ball

Southend United’s Counter-Attack Against HMRC 4

Southend United’s Counter-Attack Against HMRC

When HMRC came a-calling for Southend United’s tax debt, the club decided that it didn’t the money in the first place. Or did it? Mark Murphy finds mixed messages coming from Roots Hall, and supporters of the club are now very concerned about its long-term well-being.

Notts County – The Morning After The Night Before 4

Notts County – The Morning After The Night Before

The dream that started at Notts County died today. After weeks of turbulence, many at Meadow Lane had been holding onto increasingly tenuous claims that big investment was coming into the club and the continuing presence there of Peter Trembling and Sven-Goran Eriksson.

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Shit Shot Mungo: S02E28

As the few of you have been paying attention will have noted, Mungo McCrackas found love in last week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”. With a crown, a cigar and a new facial tattoo, though, he’s back in the teamfor this week’s episode of the cartoon.

Chester City: The Truth Of The Debt Revealed 37

Chester City: The Truth Of The Debt Revealed

The story of the winding down of Chester City has been gathering pace all day. The club’s expulsion from the Football Conference now seems close to inevitable after it was confirmed that their match against Wrexham this Sunday was cancelled after a prohibition notice was served on the club by Chester Trading Standards office.

The Accidental Death Of A Blackburn Rovers Supporter 2

The Accidental Death Of A Blackburn Rovers Supporter

A Blackburn Rovers supporter died at the weekend after an incident that looks increasingly as if it was horseplay gone wrong. This, however, doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been an increasingly deteriorating atmosphere at Blackburn away matches this season.

Match Of The Week 1: Whitehawk 1-1 Marske United 3

Match Of The Week 1: Whitehawk 1-1 Marske United

With the scent of Wembley just starting to become apparent, there was a long trip south this weekend for Marske United of the Northern League. Still, with the sea visible on the horizon, at least they might have felt at home at the foot of the South Downs.

A Final Word On John Terry 5

A Final Word On John Terry

In some respects, the furore surround the John Terry affair (for the want of a better phrase) says as much about the British and their attitudes as it does about Terry himself.

Eighteen Days Left To Save Notts County 3

Eighteen Days Left To Save Notts County

Tick, tock, tick tock. There are eighteen days left for Notts County to find the money to stave off a winding up order brought against them by HMRC, and whether this is close or not depends on who you listen to.

The Portsmouth Revolving Door Continues Spinning 2

The Portsmouth Revolving Door Continues Spinning

“In the future”, said Andy Warhol in 1968, “everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”. It is tempting to look at Portsmouth’s ownership record over the last year or so and arrive at the conclusion that they are trying some Warholian philosophy in their ownership policy, but the truth is somewhat more prosaic than this.

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Shit Shot Mungo: S02E27

It’s the first anniversary of the debut of “Shit Shot Mungo” this week, and the artist has asked me to remind you all that you are quite at liberty to pop over to his website and buy his crap. This week’s Mungo sees the eponymous footballer in hospital with hideous facial injuries, and that can only mean one thing – love interest!

Chester City: The Norwegian Connection 7

Chester City: The Norwegian Connection

Back at home, Chester City stumble from crisis to crisis, but a sale price of £1 is attracting interest in people seem to like those odds. Their interests, however, are likely to be at odds with those of the supporters of the club.