September 2008

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The Last Time I’ll Mention Newcastle United On Here For A While. I Promise.

So, it would appear that Newcastle United’s supporters have got approximately fifty per cent of what they wanted, with Mike Ashley’s official announcement that the club is up for sale, although it had been widely rumoured that he had been looking for an exit strategy for quite some time. The other fifty per cent –…

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September 16, 2008
Ian

A Word From Our Sponsors

The collapse of the holiday firm XL has had a significant effect on tens of thousands of tourists that found themselves stranded without anywhere to go on holiday, and it also caused an unusual sight on Saturday evening’s “Match Of The Day”. XL were the shirt sponsors of West Ham United, and the sudden non-existence…

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September 15, 2008
Ian

Match Of The Week: Barnet 1-1 Morecambe

One of the least desirable effects of the Football League’s absurdly disproportionate points deductions in League Two has been the comparative lack of competition at the bottom of the table. With Luton Town, Rotherham United and AFC Bournemouth having been deducted a massive amount of points between them over their recent financial difficulties, several clubs…

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September 13, 2008
Ian

Boooooooooooooo

There are few things in football that are more pleasurable to hear than a damn good booing, but you don’t hear enough of it these days. Too many football supporters are far too supine these days – they put up with whatever they’re given. There’s none of that going on at Newcastle United at the…

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September 13, 2008
Ian

Broadcast News

Like most of us, for me, last night was a first opportunity to sample the delights of Setanta Sports. The newest entrants into the British sports broadcasting landscape have aggressively asserted themselves in the marketplace, having purchased FA Cup, Premier League, Conference and England away match television rights over the last couple of years or…

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September 11, 2008
Ian

Match Of The (Mid)Week – Croatia 1-4 England

Goodness. Well, I don’t think that any of us were expecting that. The build up had been about as horrific as could be. A terrible performance against the Czech Republic that was not masked by a flukey, last minute equaliser in front of a booing crowd. Then, a disjointed performance against an Andorran team that…

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September 10, 2008
Ian

Worcester Sauce

On the day that the England team are due to get a pasting in a World Cup qualifier, it feels apt that we should be dropping in on another team in crisis with a link to St George. St George’s Lane, Worcester, was the venue of one of the FA Cup’s greatest upsets. Liverpool weren’t…

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September 10, 2008
Ian
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