Posts made in November, 2008

Match Of The (Mid)Week: Lincoln City 1-2 Kettering Town

By on Nov 19, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

The FA Cup manages strange and unusual ways to mete out justice. Just ask Tommy Hutchison, who scored both goals in the 1981 final – one at each end, for Spurs and Manchester City. A week ago on Saturday, Kettering Town of the Blue Square Premier must have felt as if they had done enough to beat League Two side Lincoln City when the excellently-named Exodus...

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In Praise Of… Brian Clough

By on Nov 18, 2008 in English League Football | 0 comments

The unveiling of a new statue of Brian Clough in Nottingham last week seems like as good a time as any to to take a quick look back at the career of arguably English football’s greatest manager. It’s probably fair to say that the managerial achievements of Brian Clough will never be repeated again. He took two clubs from the middle of the Second Division...

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Uncomfortable Truths

By on Nov 17, 2008 in Latest | 1 comment

So, is Brian Mawhinney, the chairman of the Football League, after a job working for the Premier League? I ask the question because it would appear to be the most obvious explanation for Mawhinney’s stinging attack on Trevor Brooking in an interview with The Times towards the end of last week. Brooking had previously gone on record (not for the first time)...

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The Wenger Bus Is Coming?

By on Nov 15, 2008 in English League Football | 0 comments

Arsenal’s season has thus far been characterised by what would appear be a split personality that would leave even Henry Jekyll nodding his head in silent admiration. There have been times this season when they have purred with the same quiet efficiency of his vintage teams of days gone by, but these performances have been punctuated with stuttering,...

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