Posts made in October, 2008

In praise of: Pepi Bican

By on Oct 21, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

When people grapple with the ultimately unneccesary but nevertheless fascinating topic of the greatest football players ever, hardly anyone would even mention Josef “Pepi” Bican.  This very fact alone has always made him a figure of particular interest to me.  According to RSSSF, he’s the all-time most prolific goalscorer in world football, with...

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Too good to go down

By on Oct 20, 2008 in English League Football | 3 comments

Ten years.  It will be eleven come next April and May when the season reaches its business end.  That is how long ago it was that all three clubs promoted to the Premier League the preceding season were relegated straight back down to the Football League.  1997/1998′s victims were Bolton, Barnsley and Crystal Palace.  But since their demise, almost every...

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A tale of two managers

By on Oct 18, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

The 2010 World Cup kicks off in just 600 days from today.  This fact has made the looming prospect of South Africa seem a little bit too real for Argentina’s coach Alfio Basile.  Following his side’s 1-0 loss to Chile this week – Argentina’s first against those opponents since 1973 – he has resigned his post.  Argentina now lie seven...

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Only two teams in Worthing

By on Oct 17, 2008 in Non-League | 0 comments

As was touched upon here recently, Sussex is a county with a well-established and extensive non-league football structure. However, it’s not something I was aware of at all until 1995, when I moved to West Sussex. Having grown up just outside Brighton, Brighton and Hove Albion were very much the only team on my radar, so discovering this extraordinarily deep...

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I’m Going On My Holidays

By on Oct 17, 2008 in Latest | 3 comments

Well, not quite. I’m moving house, to be exact. So, I’m leaving this place in the capable hands of Dotmund, who will be entertaining you all with pictures and all sorts over the next week or so, while I get myself sorted out and a new broadband connection in place. Behave yourselves, and no...

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