August 2006

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The Shock Of The New

I knew this would happen. I bloody knew it. Less than twenty-four hours after I commented that nothing interesting was going to happen as a result of the closing of the transfer window, and two of the strangest transfers of recent years take place. Of course, it will be a delight to see Carlos Tevez…

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August 31, 2006
Ian

Newsround!

No midweek matches this week, so I thought I’d take the time to catch up on the last few days’ worth of news. Do try to stay awake at the back. First up, Juventus: The Club That Have No Shame. In the latest episode of their attempt to forever tar the name of one of…

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August 30, 2006
Ian

Swimming With The Minnows

Now, I know that to all of you lot, with your Tottenham Hotspurs and your Birmingham Citys and what have you will probably sneer at this, but I am rather looking forward to Oxford United away in the Nationwide Conference this weekend. The only downer on it is that, due to the England match on…

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August 29, 2006
Ian

That Was The Weekend That Was

A mixed weekend, altogether, I guess. Manchester United have scored ten in four matches, but one would hope that they will have stiffer challenges to come than those that they’ve faced so far, whilst Chelsea were poor on Sunday, but were fortunate to be playing a Blackburn team on the crest of a slump. There…

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August 28, 2006
Ian

That Was The Week That Was

It has been an eventful week. League Cup, Premiership and European football has come and gone, and I’m somewhat mystified at the 2006/2007 football season so far. First up, The Premiership. Manchester United lead it, with maximum points and an ominous eight goals scored. There’s no reason to be too despondent, though – Fulham were…

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August 25, 2006
Ian

A Little Bit Too Keane?

Well, I don’t know about you lot, but I haven’t really stopped chortling yet. Middlesbrough 2-1 Chelsea. There are many issues that I could try to discuss at this point. Are Chelsea just too arrogant to win the Premiership again this season? Was it just a lapse in concentration, or is there a deeper malaise…

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August 24, 2006
Ian

The Italian Job

European Cup, League Cup, Premiership, blah blah blah… There’s only one story that really deserves your attention this evening, and it’s not Niall Quinn’s remarkably candid confession that maybe now was not the right time for him to take on his first managerial role. The story comes from Italy, where the Italian Match-Fixing Story, a…

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August 23, 2006
Ian
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