Posts made in August, 2008

Match Of The (Mid) Week – AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Bromley

By on Aug 25, 2008 in Non-League | 5 comments

One of the more cunning ideas to have come about in recent years within non-league football has been the introduction of matches on the August Bank Holiday Monday. With the Premier League and Football Leagues not playing, it’s a day for bumper crowds right at the start of the season, although the effect of going to a non-league match when there is no other...

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Match Of The Week – St Albans City 1-2 Chelmsford City

By on Aug 25, 2008 in Non-League | 0 comments

Throughout my youth, going to watch St Albans City play wasn’t something that ordinarily provoked the senses very much. The Saints were experts at finishing somewhere between sixth and seventeenth in the league never unduly troubling the top or bottom of the table. I don’t really know how I would have coped with going week in, week out over the last few...

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Inside The Mindset Of The Premier League

By on Aug 23, 2008 in English League Football | 3 comments

Manchester City may be at the beginning of embarking upon a financial crisis that has never before been seen in English football, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not full of imaginative ideas for the future of the game. City’s “Executive Chairman” (yes, I know, I don’t know what an “Executive Chairman” is either)...

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Weekend Break

By on Aug 22, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

I’m having a night off tonight. This is all in preparation for a very exciting weekend of football. It’s a Conference South special weekend, and I’ll be taking in St Albans City vs Chelmsford City tomorrow afternoon, followed by AFC Wimbledon’s match against Bromley on Bank Holiday Monday. Exciting times! Edit: By the way, if anyone has any...

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Match Of The (Mid)Week: England 2-2 Czech Republic

By on Aug 21, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

Friendly internationals, we are told, are not about the result. They’re about the performance, and about preparing the team for competitive matches to come. What, then, are we to make of a match when more or less the only thing to come from a friendly match that can so much as remotely be regarded as positive is the result? What are we to make of a match in...

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