June 2007

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Alexi’s Sale

I’m starting to get the feeling that there is a media conspiracy in the media on both sides of the Atlantic to cause antagonism and friction between English football supporters and their American counterparts. The latest salvo in this “war” (and remember, kids that this is a very quiet time of year on British newspaper…

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June 20, 2007
Ian

The Kids Are Alright

Walking back from work through the centre of Brighton earlier this evening, I noted that one of the pubs was advertising England’s semi-final in the Under-21 Euros against Holland last night. I was somewhat surprised by this. I mean, I know that it would be kind of nice for an England team to win something…

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June 19, 2007
Ian

United We Stand?

Some of you may have been wondering why I haven’t been posting as much as usual on here. Well, it’s partly because it’s such a quiet time of year. There’ll be a full write-up on the Under 21 European Championships so far on here in the next couple of days or so (Enormous excitement! England…

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June 19, 2007
Ian

Great Uncle Bulgaria

Many apologies for not having updated over the last few days. I promise that I will put something proper up on here in the morning. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy highlights of the 1985 Bulgarian Cup Final between CSKA Sofia and Levski Sofia. The commentary, perhaps unsurprisingly, is in Bulgarian.

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June 18, 2007
Ian

Enfailed

One of the longest-running hospital dramas in football came to an end this week when Enfield FC finally gave up the ghost and resigned their place in the Isthmian League. The club has folded, re-formed as Enfield (1893), and will play next season in the Essex Senior League – the lowest level of football in…

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June 14, 2007
Ian

The Tournaments That Time Forgot – Euro 84

It’s fair to say that there was quite a lot resting on the success of the 1984 European Championships. UEFA had extended the finals of the competition in Italy four years previously from four nations to eight, and it had been pretty much an unmitigated disaster. Tiny crowds, terrible football and England’s “finest” being tear-gassed…

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June 12, 2007
Ian

Boston Red Faces

Well, hooray! It’s an annual tradition now, isn’t it, the Conference’s habit of relegating someone for completely arbitrary reasons? And this year’s lucky losers are… Boston United! Relegated from the Football League on the last day of last season, they have been demoted straight into next season’s Blue Square North because of the terms of…

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June 11, 2007
Ian
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