Posts made in September, 2008

In Praise Of… The St Albans City Club Video (1991/92)

By on Sep 19, 2008 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

It seems almost difficult to believe now, but there was a time when, if you saw the football on the television, that was it. You’d see the goals once, maybe twice, and then they’d disappear into the vaults of the BBC and ITV, only to resurface once or twice at random intervals on the likes of “On The Ball” and “Football Focus”. In...

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Stable Management And The Conference

By on Sep 18, 2008 in Non-League | 4 comments

An interesting article by David Conn in The Guardian yesterday highlighted steps being taken by the Football Conference to limit the boom and bust culture which has blighted the league over the last few seasons. They have lost Scarborough, Canvey Island, Halifax Town and Boston United in recent years, and drastic measures have been put in place by a league that is...

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Subsidising The Ultra-Rich

By on Sep 17, 2008 in English League Football | 1 comment

Bernie Ecclestone is said to be worth £2.243bn, according to the 2008 Sunday Times Rich List. Lakshmi Mittal has done even better for himself than Bernie. Mittal is, according to this year’s Forbes Rich List, the fourth richest man in the world. He is worth an estimated £20bn. Flavio Briatore doesn’t quite exist in this rarified atmosphere, but he is...

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

By on Sep 16, 2008 in English League Football, Finance | 1 comment

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 – the reinstallation of Kevin Keegan...

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