Posts made in 2008

Keane For A Holiday

By on Dec 4, 2008 in English League Football | 0 comments

Roy Keane’s departure from Sunderland raises many interesting questions about the nature of both Keane himself and the nature of modern football managership. Although the official line so far has been that they have parted “by mutual consent” (and we’ve covered what an unctuous and meaningless phrase that is on here before), the initial...

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Individual Honours In A Team Game

By on Dec 3, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

In one of the less surprising announcements of the last few weeks, this year’s Ballon D’Or (which they used to just call “The European Footballer Of The Year”, but such is the power of modern marketing) has been won by Cristiano Ronaldo. It seems peculiar that a player whose year will most likely be defined in the history books by a petulant...

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Football In The Regions: London

By on Dec 2, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

Watching him a couple of years ago on “Sunday Supplement”, it was difficult to think of Jimmy Hill as a revolutionary. Yet there, before our very eyes, was the man that kick-started the television revolution in British football. The spiritual great-grandfather of Setanta’s cameras in the dressing rooms and the ongoing debate over goalmouth...

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Football Blogging And An Undignified Race For Popularity

By on Dec 1, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

It’s that time of year again. The end of year polls are here, and it’s time for me to call upon you all to vote for me in the annual Soccerlens Awards. Such awards leave me with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I am always flattered beyond all reason to receive any attention of this sort whatsoever. On the other, though, I am fully aware of the fact that...

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Reality Bites Revisited

By on Dec 1, 2008 in Finance, Non-League | 0 comments

We did the travails of Weymouth FC on here before, in January 2007. Things seem now to be going from bad to worse down in Dorset, with the latest rumours involving a merger with their nearest and bitterest rivals, Dorchester Town of the Blue Square South. Since January 2007, times have been tough for Weymouth Football Club. Chairman Martyn Harrison, a hotelier who...

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