Posts made in 2009

Chester City Football Club – The Death Rattle (Part Two)

Chester City Football Club – The Death Rattle (Part Two)

By on Oct 27, 2009 in Finance, Latest | 8 comments

To the surprise of absolutlely nobody that knows anything as much as an iota about the way in which they run themselves, the Football Conference bowed down at the altar of Stephen Vaughan for (depending on which way you look at it) either the second, third or fourth time yesterday. They decided, having issued a stern warning to the club at the end of last week, to...

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Brian Potter: A Life In Professional Football

By on Oct 25, 2009 in Latest, Scottish Football | 15 comments

Today, October 25th, is the fifteenth anniversary of the second – and most famous – of the three appearances of Brian Potter’s senior football career, and this site has very kindly indulged me by allowing me to write a tribute to the great man. You’ve almost certainly never heard of him, and mention of his name usually makes people think of...

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Match Of The Week: Crawley Town 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

By on Oct 25, 2009 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

At later stages, clubs are now fairly open in their contempt for the FA Cup, fielding reserve teams and compaining about fixture congestion, but at this stage it still matters. This weekend sees the Fourth Qualifying Round, the sixth stage of the competition and that at which Blue Square Premier clubs enter. A win today will be worth £12,500, with the possibility of...

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The Football League Fails The Fit & Proper Test

By on Oct 23, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 13 comments

On their website this week, Notts County Football Club have invited all to “celebrate the football league decision on Saturday” when they entertain Crewe Alexandra. But before you decide whether to join the party, it might be an idea to examine what it is they are celebrating. Remarkably, Notts County fans themselves will be celebrating the fact that they are not...

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Gateshead: Are Their Heeds In The Clouds?

By on Oct 23, 2009 in Latest, Non-League | 8 comments

We are occasionally reminded that, although the amount of money in football has increased dramatically over the last two decades or so, football isn’t quite the “big” business that we might occasionally believe it to be. Real Madrid’s annual turnover is reported to be over £300m, which sounds like a lot until you start comparing it with other...

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