Posts made in July, 2008

Underneath The Archie

By on Jul 23, 2008 in Latest | 1 comment

For the many things that British football has exported across the world – naked greed, hooliganism, you know the sort of thing – but some of them, just some of them, have been worthwhile. The league system is an British invention, as is international football. One of the less celebrated exports, however comes in the field of stadium design. Even now, the...

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Seeing The Wood For The Trees

By on Jul 22, 2008 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

If you live in the south of England, one of the biggest myths that you grow up with is the one that says that, “All Manchester United supporters are football tourists from Devon, Surrey, Ireland, Norway and South Korea. All football supporters in Manchester support City”. This is frequently cast around by City supporters and, of course, it’s not...

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Laws Of Diminishing Returns

By on Jul 21, 2008 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

The casual observer might have thought that the world was at their feet. A not unimpressive mid-table finish and a Wembley win against Torquay United in the FA Trophy coupled with the deep pockets of Eurostar and the worldwide interest of MyFootballClub should, in theory at least, have set Ebbsfleet United up for an improved and profitable new season in the Blue...

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A Few Home Truths

By on Jul 21, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

The trouble with this pre-season that runs for weeks and weeks is that it starts to drag. For those of us with no particular interest in the rumour mill, who are just hoping that their their team starts the new season with the requisite number of players and substitutes, it starts to get a little boring. Trying to find anything that isn’t a transfer story can...

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