English League Football

It will take more than Psycho to fix Forest

It will take more than Psycho to fix Forest

By on Apr 3, 2014 in English League Football, Latest, Opinion | 11 comments

If grounds could talk, its tale would be the grandest of them all. It is no Camp Nou, no Santiago Bernabéu. You could hardly find a more inauspicious set for this Hollywood plot. Across the waters of the Trent, beyond the graffiti-spattered Lady Bay Bridge and gloomy, half-abandoned industrial units, Nottingham Forest’s giant, dirty goalpost of a Trent End is...

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Hard Questions & Hard Times For Exeter City’s Supporters’ Trust

Hard Questions & Hard Times For Exeter City’s Supporters’ Trust

By on Mar 12, 2014 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 4 comments

Just over decade ago, Exeter City were struggling both on and off the pitch, battling to stave off both administration and relegation to non-league. Fast forward ten years and Exeter City are again battling to stave off relegation to non-league, punctuated with worrying messages about cash flow. But while their main issue in 2003 was the convicted fraudster at the...

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Sharp In The Cup… Sheffield United’s Jekyll & Hyde Season

Sharp In The Cup… Sheffield United’s Jekyll & Hyde Season

By on Feb 17, 2014 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

According to the Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough, it was news of the reward that pushed his team over the line in their FA Cup Fifth Round match against Nottingham Forest on Sunday afternoon. For reasons – as ever – best kept to themselves, the Football Association held the draw for the quarter-finals of this year’s competition towards the...

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A Wet Saturday Afternoon In Brighton

A Wet Saturday Afternoon In Brighton

By on Dec 22, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

There fall some days when you know, you can just feel, that this isn’t going to be your day. Saturday lunchtime in Brighton town centre has started with a little light Christmas shopping accompanied with the slowly dawning realisation that no, I hadn’t bought the tickets that said I would for that afternoon’s Championship match between Brighton...

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