Posts made in 2008

A Question Of Fort

By on Oct 1, 2008 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Life in the Highland League could hardly be described as glamorous. The majority of the better known names are now playing in the Scottish Football League and, while there are still agitants requesting automatic promotion and relegation between the lower leagues and the Scottish League, the door remains firmly shut for the time being, unless (as happened at the end...

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What On Earth’s Going Wrong At Tottenham?

By on Sep 30, 2008 in English League Football | 2 comments

One of the reasons why we like league football is that it is relatively meritocratic. From only a few games in the season, the league table doesn’t lie. Setting aside aesthetic or moral arguments for a moment, few people argue that the Premier League leaders, Chelsea, have been the best team so far this season, or that Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur...

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Rumour, Counter Rumour & Market Confidence

By on Sep 29, 2008 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Another week, and another batch of rumours concerning the financial well-being of clubs in the Blue Square Premier. Fortunately, at least some of the rumours flowing around over the last seven days or so appear not to have too much meat on them, though they do help to perpetuate the understanding (which comes close to being a myth) that non-league football is in a...

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Match Of The Week: Dulwich Hamlet 2-2 Hendon

By on Sep 28, 2008 in Non-League | 0 comments

As September starts to roll into October, the evenings start to get shorter and the autumn leaves crispen and fall underfoot, The 2008/09 FA Cup continues to rumble on. We’re at the Second Qualifying round stage now, and things are starting to become rather more serious than they were. This is the fourth round of the competition to have been played so far this...

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Hang On A Minute – Joe… WHO?

By on Sep 27, 2008 in English League Football, Finance | 2 comments

Newcastle United supporters have spent much of the last couple of weeks being chippy about the rest of the world laughing at their football club. Far enough, in some respects. There has been a nasty undercurrent to much of the criticism of Newcastle’s supporters over the last few weeks, though my personal reaction to such chippiness would be to suggest that it...

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