Posts made in 2008

The Last Time I’ll Mention Newcastle United On Here For A While. I Promise.

By on Sep 16, 2008 in English League Football, Finance | 1 comment

So, it would appear that Newcastle United’s supporters have got approximately fifty per cent of what they wanted, with Mike Ashley’s official announcement that the club is up for sale, although it had been widely rumoured that he had been looking for an exit strategy for quite some time. The other fifty per cent – the reinstallation of Kevin Keegan...

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A Word From Our Sponsors

By on Sep 15, 2008 in Finance, Latest | 7 comments

The collapse of the holiday firm XL has had a significant effect on tens of thousands of tourists that found themselves stranded without anywhere to go on holiday, and it also caused an unusual sight on Saturday evening’s “Match Of The Day”. XL were the shirt sponsors of West Ham United, and the sudden non-existence of the company meant that West...

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Match Of The Week: Barnet 1-1 Morecambe

By on Sep 13, 2008 in English League Football | 1 comment

One of the least desirable effects of the Football League’s absurdly disproportionate points deductions in League Two has been the comparative lack of competition at the bottom of the table. With Luton Town, Rotherham United and AFC Bournemouth having been deducted a massive amount of points between them over their recent financial difficulties, several clubs...

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By on Sep 13, 2008 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 4 comments

There are few things in football that are more pleasurable to hear than a damn good booing, but you don’t hear enough of it these days. Too many football supporters are far too supine these days – they put up with whatever they’re given. There’s none of that going on at Newcastle United at the moment. They’re angry. There is an extent...

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Broadcast News

By on Sep 11, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

Like most of us, for me, last night was a first opportunity to sample the delights of Setanta Sports. The newest entrants into the British sports broadcasting landscape have aggressively asserted themselves in the marketplace, having purchased FA Cup, Premier League, Conference and England away match television rights over the last couple of years or so. This...

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