2009

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Sending Off Goalkeepers: Not As Much Fun As It Used To Be

When Petr Cech was sent off for Chelsea on Saturday, the London club suffered more for being reduced to ten men than they did for losing their goalkeeper. In the days before substitute goalkeepers, though, things were even more entertaining.

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September 28, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week: Morecambe 1-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Swamped with competitors on all sides, Dagenham & Redbridge’s outstanding start to the new season seems to have gone unnoticed by everyone. This weekend, they were seeking to stay in touch at the top of League Two against Morecambe.

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September 27, 2009
Ian

Manchester City vs Gillingham – The 1999 Division 2 Play-Off

When Manchester City played Gillingham in the Division Two play-off final in 1999, it felt as if it was a do or die moment for the blue half of Manchester. They pulled through, and now they’re one of the richest clubs in the world.

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September 26, 2009
Ian

John Barnes’ Tranmere Crisis Reaches Critical Mass

John Barnes is having a disastrous time in charge at Tranmere Rovers and may be out of a job by this time next week. His time there, however, is a cautionary tale about the problems of appointing big name managers.

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September 25, 2009
Ian

Hyde United Approach The Gallows

Blue Square North side Hyde United have been wound up in court this week, and the closure of a smaller club is no great surprise. What now, then, for the descendants of the club that once lost 26-0 in the FA Cup?

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September 25, 2009
Ian
Shit Shot Mungo S02E09

Shit Shot Mungo S02E09

Celebrity Ghost Agent Eric Hall is the new Clackas’ manager and his first team selection is a controversial one in this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”. Lobster lobster, indeed. Can he reverse their fortunes? Probably not.

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September 24, 2009
Ian

End Of An Era – The Phasing Out Of Ceefax

The BBC’s news and sport service has been invaluable to football supporters over the years, but it’s thirty-fifth birthday will be one of its last. On its last significant anniversary, it’s time to say goodbye and thanks to Ceefax.

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September 24, 2009
Ian
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