Posts made in October, 2008

There’s No Business Like Snow Business

By on Oct 31, 2008 in Latest, Opinion | 1 comment

It is always surprising when it snows in England, and the fact that it takes everyone by surprise causes a few problems. The trains, which seem to have been designed to only run properly when the sky is fair and the temperature sits at between seventeen and twenty degrees, grind slowly to a halt. Pavements become temporary ice skating rinks, as councils take several...

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Match Of The (Mid)Week: Arsenal 4-4 Tottenham Hotspur

By on Oct 30, 2008 in English League Football | 1 comment

What a difference a week makes. This time last week, Tottenham Hotspur looked down and out in the Premier League – slipping adrift at the foot of the Premier League and players so bereft of confidence that they seemed more likely to come out onto the pitch and attach a line of nooses to one of the crossbars than anything else. After five days in charge,...

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Exodus From Genesis

By on Oct 30, 2008 in Finance, Non-League | 2 comments

Without wishing to blow my own trumpet too much, there are times when I think that perhaps this site should renamed, “Well, I Warned You That This Would Happen”. What is more surprising is that whilst we often see the screamingly obvious about some of the more hare-brained schemes that people within “The Game” manage to concoct, those people...

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Frozen Out

By on Oct 28, 2008 in Finance, Non-League | 3 comments

Looking at the average attendance tables for the Ryman League Division One North doesn’t make for especially happy reading if you are interested in the well-being of the non league game in North-East London. The four smallest clubs in the division are all from that particular neck of the woods, with Ilford, Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Leyton all struggling...

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Tottenham Hotspur, A Bassett Hound & An Unlikely Escape Plan

By on Oct 27, 2008 in English League Football, Finance | 1 comment

It has been a busy few days at White Hart Lane, as one might expect from a club having its worst ever start to a season. On Thursday night, they lost 2-0 to Udinese in the UEFA Cup, confirming that their slump this season isn’t the result of a sudden leap in the quality of the Premier League. Meanwhile, two hundred-odd miles from London, at the AGM of FC...

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