Posts made in 2008

Match Of The Week – Preston North End 1-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

By on Sep 21, 2008 in English League Football | 0 comments

The term “sleeping giant” is a misused one, often used to describe a club that had a few glorious seasons, many years ago. If there are two clubs that deserve this particular epithet, then it would probably have to be Preston North End and Wolverhampton Wanderers. These are clubs that have hit the highest heights and plummeted the depths. Two of the...

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In Praise Of… The St Albans City Club Video (1991/92)

By on Sep 19, 2008 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

It seems almost difficult to believe now, but there was a time when, if you saw the football on the television, that was it. You’d see the goals once, maybe twice, and then they’d disappear into the vaults of the BBC and ITV, only to resurface once or twice at random intervals on the likes of “On The Ball” and “Football Focus”. In...

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Stable Management And The Conference

By on Sep 18, 2008 in Non-League | 4 comments

An interesting article by David Conn in The Guardian yesterday highlighted steps being taken by the Football Conference to limit the boom and bust culture which has blighted the league over the last few seasons. They have lost Scarborough, Canvey Island, Halifax Town and Boston United in recent years, and drastic measures have been put in place by a league that is...

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Subsidising The Ultra-Rich

By on Sep 17, 2008 in English League Football | 1 comment

Bernie Ecclestone is said to be worth £2.243bn, according to the 2008 Sunday Times Rich List. Lakshmi Mittal has done even better for himself than Bernie. Mittal is, according to this year’s Forbes Rich List, the fourth richest man in the world. He is worth an estimated £20bn. Flavio Briatore doesn’t quite exist in this rarified atmosphere, but he is...

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