Posts made in May, 2008

A Trust Issue

By on May 27, 2008 in English League Football, Non-League | 4 comments

There was revealing stuff in The Independent this morning – a list of all twenty of next year’s Premier League clubs, along with what their current estimated debts are and how much they’re expecting to be able to spend on new players for next season. Surprise, surprise, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool top the bill in both the size...

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All Played Off

By on May 27, 2008 in English League Football | 0 comments

And with that, the season was over. That’s your lot – or, at least, it is until the start of the European Championships. The final weekend of the domestic season was, perhaps surprisingly, not quite as dramatic as one might have expected. Because of Euro 2008, the play-offs for the Football League were played in reverse order this year (something to do...

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The Burden Of Expectation

By on May 25, 2008 in English League Football | 5 comments

It was simultaneously the most and least surprising decision of the summer. Avram Grant, who has had the gaunt, tired look of the dead man walking since his appointment last year, has been sacked by Chelsea, in a decision that adds further weight to the increasingly widespread belief that Premier League is living the last days of Rome. Let’s take a brief look...

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Euro 2008 – Group A

By on May 23, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

It’s that time again. The closing date for the squad lists to be submitted to UEFA for Euro 2008 is the 28th of May, but we already know enough about who will be there and who won’t to be able to start having a look at the groups for the finals of this year’s European Championships. This year’s finals haven’t been without controversy...

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Football League Play-Off Preview

By on May 23, 2008 in English League Football | 2 comments

It’s that time of year again, when Wembley fills with expectant supporters for the play-off finals. Over the course of Saturday, Sunday and Monday, three matches will be played that decide who will be in what division next season, and it’s time to have a look forward to those three matches, starting with Monday’s match between Stockport County and...

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