Posts made in 2008

Facing The Fax

By on Oct 7, 2008 in Non-League | 3 comments

Anybody that has ever worked in an office will be able to tell you that the humble fax machine is hardly one of the most reliable means of communication. I have spent many hours forlornly prodding at the keyboard on my office’s fax machine, wondering why something that some promises me has been sent hasn’t yet shown up. I’ve seen solicitors attempt...

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Do I Not Like That

Do I Not Like That

By on Oct 6, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

Those of you in the UK will have had the opportunity to watch the celebrated documentary about Graham Taylor’s disastrous attempt to get England to the 1994 World Cup Finals last night. It is also being repeated tomorrow night on ITV4, starting at 9.00. For those of you living abroad that might not get the opportunity, however, you can see it...

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Match Of The Week: Coventry City 4-1 Southampton

By on Oct 5, 2008 in English League Football | 0 comments

Coventry City and Southampton are, in many respects, two sides of the same coin. They are clubs that became regular components of the top division of English football for many years, arguably punching against their weight. For both of them relegation brought about the end of an era for both clubs from which they haven’t fully recovered. They both managed a...

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In Praise Of… My Blue & Yellow Bar Scarf

In Praise Of… My Blue & Yellow Bar Scarf

By on Oct 4, 2008 in Latest, Opinion | 3 comments

I’m not much of a one for merchandising. I mean, I’ll stop and look at it when it’s on sale, and I love football shirts, though I suspect that I am now too old to be able to wear them in public. I don’t much like the idea of being “identified” as a football supporter on the way to or from a match. The one exception to this rule,...

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Football & The Credit Crunch

By on Oct 2, 2008 in English League Football | 2 comments

September 2008 will be remembered as the month that the credit crunch started to bite. The world’s financial systems have been exposed as being built on house of cards. Bad debts have been thrown from pillar to post, losing value every time they are passed on. Banks, hedge funds and investors have acted irresponsibly to the point of recklessness, and now the...

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