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Holidays In The Sun

Sepp Blatter is worried. The global downturn in the economy has left him fretting about the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. A couple of years ago, a World Cup in South Africa was the dream ticket for him. A first for the continent of Africa, which would guarantee that...

(Almost) Forty Years Of The FA Trophy

If one competition brought the curtain down on the era of the distinction between the amateur and the professional within English football, it was the FA Trophy. Since the nineteenth century, the amateurs had been playing in their own competition, the FA Amateur Cup....

Rare Praise For The Premier League

Before I start this evening, please accept my apologies for problems with the loading speed of the site at the moment. It seems to be taking thirty seconds to load rather than the one or two that it should take. I’m not completely certain what is causing it...

A Marriage Of Inconvenience

After the forced decampment of Wimbledon to Milton Keynes, we thought, perhaps, “never again”. That was six years ago, but football franchising is raising its ugly head again. This time, however, the rumour mill is coming from the Conference North, with...

All They Want Is Gold & Silver

£450 isn’t an exceptionally large amount of money these days, and it’s mere change down the back of the sofa to an organistation the size of Liverpool Football Club. Small surprise, then, that they took the decision to invest this trifling sum of money...