Posts made in February, 2008

He’s At it Again

By on Feb 24, 2008 in English League Football, Finance | 0 comments

It looks like Leeds United’s Ken Bates started legal action against his team’s fifteen point deduction for not following Football League rules on administration just in time because, on the pitch, his team is falling to pieces. They haven’t won a single match in their last seven games, and have collapsed from being being contenders for automatic...

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Ceci N’est Pas Un Maillot Fran├žais

By on Feb 23, 2008 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

I woke up this morning and day had indeed turned into night. One of the small constants of the football world is that Adidas make the French national kit. Ever was it thus, and ever should it be. Indeed, such had the ties between the FFF (the French Football Association) and the German kit manufacturers that France have been wearing Adidas shirts since 1970. It was,...

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Carling Cup Final Preview

By on Feb 22, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

The end of the season starts here, with the League Cup Final on Sunday afternoon between Spurs and Chelsea. On paper, this should be a comfortable win for Chelsea, but Spurs don’t often lose cup finals (even though they lost their last one, a League Cup Final against Blackburn Rovers in 2002), and the news that Avram Grant still seems to think that John Terry...

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Another Fabulous FA Fudge

By on Feb 21, 2008 in English League Football | 3 comments

You wouldn’t have expected an outright condemnation straight away, would you? I mean, it would surely be asking too much for the FA to take one look at Scudamore’s Insane Plan For Global Domination and say, “You know, the only reason they’re doing this is to get even richer than they already are. They’ll give it the usual about the...

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