Politics

A Watershed Moment In The Battle Against Homophobia?

A Watershed Moment In The Battle Against Homophobia?

By on Jan 10, 2014 in Latest, Politics | 0 comments

It’s a truism to say that the past is a foreign country, but it certainly feels that way at times. It’s a little over twenty-two years since Justin Fashanu came out thanks to a lurid story in The Sun – much of which, Fashanu later told the Gay Times, was simply untrue – but the differences between that and the coming out of the former Aston...

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“Person”(s) Of The Year 2013… “Charlotte Fakeovers”

“Person”(s) Of The Year 2013… “Charlotte Fakeovers”

By on Jan 2, 2014 in Latest, Politics, Scottish Football | 0 comments

As 2013 was such a rubbish year for football governance and finance, who better to be football’s “man” of it than someone called Charlotte, who told a tale of financial skullduggery and subterfuge and whose real identity, or possibly identities, remain concealed? Mark Murphy thinks “no-one.” The phrase “internet phenomenon” is, granted, clichéd journalese. And I...

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The Cognitive Dissonance Of Cardiff City

The Cognitive Dissonance Of Cardiff City

By on Dec 27, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 1 comment

It was, considering everything, not the most earth-shattering news of the season that we’ve seen so far, but the decision of the owner of Cardiff City Football Club to relieve Malky Mackay of his position as manager of the club still seems likely to further sour the atmosphere at The Cardiff City Stadium in the near future. A first season back in the Premier...

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On Coventry City, Cardiff City & Hull City’s Winter Of Discontent

On Coventry City, Cardiff City & Hull City’s Winter Of Discontent

By on Dec 23, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 0 comments

There are three football clubs at which the Christmas period may well prove to be a period of reflection. The circumstances that have engulfed these three clubs over the last few weeks and months have come to act as something of a barometer for the state of professional football in this country at the moment. None of them are sufficiently insignificant as clubs to...

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Hull City’s Assem Allam Is A Symptom Of A Broader Problem

Hull City’s Assem Allam Is A Symptom Of A Broader Problem

By on Dec 12, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 4 comments

There’s an attempt at a coup d’etat going on in football in this country at the moment, and it feels as if point is rapidly approaching at which supporters of all hues will draw a line in the sand and say “enough.” Indeed, that point may already have been reached this week with the confirmation that, having originally promised that there...

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“Soft Power” Goes To Richard Scudamore’s Head

“Soft Power” Goes To Richard Scudamore’s Head

By on Nov 27, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 0 comments

“Gawd, doesn’t he go on?” I thought as I watched Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore’s latest performance in front of a parliamentary sub-committee.I place no inverted commas around performance, as Scudamore’s overbearing contribution to last week’s session of the House of Lords Select Committee on Soft Power & the UK’s influence was just that. And despite...

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Hull City Supporters Make Their Voices Heard

Hull City Supporters Make Their Voices Heard

By on Nov 8, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 0 comments

Football clubs have always, in the main, been run as fiefdoms. From the late Victorian era and the likes of John Houlding at Liverpool through to his obvious descendents, such as Doug Ellis and Ken Bates, there has always been an element of ‘my way or the highway’ about club owners, but in the twenty-first century, when we demand greater transparency, in...

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FA Cup First Round Week: Coventry City & Wimbledon – A Tale Of Two Cup Winners

FA Cup First Round Week: Coventry City & Wimbledon – A Tale Of Two Cup Winners

By on Nov 5, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 0 comments

In the second of our series ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup First Round matches, we take a look at two of the bigger names in the draw, who are playing each other on Friday night. Please, if you wish to reproduce this article elsewhere, link to it rather than copying and pasting it. Thanks.  In the FA Cup First Round on Friday night, two clubs with something of...

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