Posts made in August, 2008

Merthyr Most Foul

By on Aug 20, 2008 in Finance, Non-League | 0 comments

Football club implosions can take several different forms, to the point that it is is probably fair to say that there is no one route to insolvency. Sometimes, mere spending beyond one’s means for a season is enough to have grim long-term ramifications, as happened to Bradford City, who are still paying the price for former chairman Geoffrey Richards and his...

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Do We Really Care? I Mean, Really?

By on Aug 19, 2008 in Latest | 3 comments

Oh, to spend a day living inside Fabio Capello’s head. The presumption had been that he would wait until after the friendly match tomorrow night against the Czech Republic at Wembley, but it now seems as if he just couldn’t control himself, and the announcement has been made. The England captain for the next two years will be… John Terry....

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Football’s Favourite Basket Cases

By on Aug 18, 2008 in English League Football, Finance | 0 comments

Plus ca change. In June 2007, we expressed our concerns over the new ownership taking over at Manchester City. “The military government in Thailand have already tried to seize all of his assets once”, we said. “I can imagine more stable financial backgrounds that he could have come from”, we said. Did anyone listen? Do they ever? The first...

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Match Of The Week – Hull City 2-1 Fulham

By on Aug 17, 2008 in English League Football | 2 comments

Before the realpolitik of the new season starts to properly bite, August gives us all a chance to suspend our disbelief and wallow in our dreams. The reality is harsher now than it ever was, with the brushed metal veneer of twenty-first century money shining in the background reminder us at every step of the limits of everyone’s ambitions. For the press, this...

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A Special Treat, For The New Season

By on Aug 16, 2008 in Latest | 5 comments

Seeing as how it’s the start of the Premier League season and the FA Cup today, here’s a little something to keep you all entertained – a complete episode of 6-0-6 with Danny Baker, from the 3rd of November 1992. For those of you seeking some sort of guidance on when this was, it was the first season of the Premier League and Blackburn Rovers had...

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