Match of the Week: Aston Villa 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

By on Aug 27, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

In this age, tradition often cedes its elevated status to accommodation. So it was that as the day’s West Midlands derby between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton evoked a sense of English footballing tradition just on name alone, it nevertheless had to be played earlier than the more traditional 3 pm time. The early kickoff not only appeared to have disrupted the...

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Yesterday In Plymouth: The Final -Or Penultimate? – Chapter

By on Aug 27, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 0 comments

Yesterday in Plymouth, Argyle Football Club was saved from extinction’s brink. Lead administrator Brendan Guilfoyle said he was “satisfied that Bishop International Limited has secured the necessary funding and everything is agreed between the numerous parties.” And he possibly sparked city-wide guessing games by adding that it had been a “complex deal...

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Dipping A Toe Into The Welsh Premier League

By on Aug 27, 2011 in Latest, Welsh Football | 3 comments

Cardiff City supporter Neil Mace lives next door to The Cardiff City Stadium, so the Welsh Premier League isn’t something that had previously occurred to him as a good idea. Last weekend, however, he took the plunge and this is what he found out. As a Cardiff City fan, the Welsh Premier League has previously escaped my interest. With the Cardiff City Stadium...

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Food For Thought At Forest Green Rovers

By on Aug 26, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

After another close shave with relegation last year Forest Green Rovers have enjoyed a decent start to the season, they’ve picked up a few points, turned down an offer from Luton for striker Reece Styche, who then signed a new deal to keep him at the New Lawn and seen six of their players named in the England C squad. But once again the non-football stuff is still...

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Yesterday In Plymouth, Part… Umm…

By on Aug 25, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 0 comments

Yesterday in Plymouth, Argyle’s lead administrator Brendan Guilfoyle said an incredible thing… no, wait, I know he’s been saying incredible things since the start of Argyle’s spell in administration in March (and some Luton and Crystal Palace fans might be prepared to go further back in history than that). But, even for Guilfoyle, this was...

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“My Favourite Match”: A Cry For Help

By on Aug 24, 2011 in Latest | 23 comments

I have been watching football for thirty-two years, now. It seems scarcely credible, but it is a fact nevertheless. Like most of you, I have seen hundreds – possibly thousands  - of matches, but there is one that sticks out in my mind as my favourite, and I know that you almost certainly have one too. So, here is the idea: a series of paeans to our favourite...

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