Yearly Archive: 2009

Watford’s Financial Gap – Finding A Way To Bridge It 8

Watford’s Financial Gap – Finding A Way To Bridge It

Watford are in financial trouble, but they should be able to find £5m from Elton John or Lord Ashcroft even if they are currently being run by two brothers that supply salad to supermarkets, shouldn’t they? Mark Murphy is less than convinced, and reports on yet another cautionary tale from the Football League.

Match Of The Week: Histon 0-0 Altrincham 4

Match Of The Week: Histon 0-0 Altrincham

Histon and Altrincham sit in twelfth and eleven place in the Blue Square Premier respectively. Three weeks before Christmas, they met in the Cambridgeshire rain with half an eye on the play-off places and the other on the bottom of the table. The result wasn’t the greatest game of the season.

How Protesting Fans Have Said “Enough is Enough” 5

How Protesting Fans Have Said “Enough is Enough”

Football has changed drastically over the last few years, and not always for the best. Lee Wagstaff takes a look at the burgeoning Ultra fan culture in England and speaks to the Football Supporters Federation about their role in the changing role of supporters within the game.

Birmingham City: The Pornographer vs The Hairdresser 1

Birmingham City: The Pornographer vs The Hairdresser

Mark Murphy looks into the circumstances surrounding the takeover of Birmingham City, which aren’t necessarily as straightforward as you might have initially thought as a war of words threatens to break out between the old and the new at St Andrews.

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E19 3

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E19

It’s time for some a little light relief now, with this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”. Gary Burns has convened the players for an inquest into recent events, the seriousness of which is rather undermined when chairman and former magnet magnate Sir Roddy Bulbs relieves himself in the bath.

Chester City Football Club: The Death Rattle (Part 7) 11

Chester City Football Club: The Death Rattle (Part 7)

Stephen Vaughan wins again, prolonging the demise of Chester City Football Club a little longer as the authorities roll over and allow themselves to have their bellies tickled again. What this sorry tale is confiriming is the harsh truth that football supporters don’t really have anyone on their side.

Match Of The Week: Manchester City 3-0 Arsenal 4

Match Of The Week: Manchester City 3-0 Arsenal

Arsenal were brushed aside by Chelsea at the weekend, and this evening they were similarly dismissed by Manchester City. With the Premier League drifting away towards the horizon, is patience wth Arsene Wenger starting to run out, or are Arsenal supporters getting used to what could be a new world order?

Andy D’Urso, Gillingham & A Man On A Roof 10

Andy D’Urso, Gillingham & A Man On A Roof

When a man climbed on the roof of a community gallery in East London this morning, the police had to close the road and this had unexpected ramifications on tonight’s League One match between Leyton Orient and Gillingham. It proved to be a very long night for the away supporters.

Agents: Worth More Than Crystal Palace And Watford? 10

Agents: Worth More Than Crystal Palace And Watford?

Crystal Palace and Watford are the two latest clubs to have made somewhat worrying news about their financial viability over the last few days or so, and it all jars a bit when compared with the £70m that the Premier League spent on agents’ fees over the last twelve months or so.

Chester City Football Club: The Death Rattle (Part 6!) 12

Chester City Football Club: The Death Rattle (Part 6!)

Would you believe it, the Football Conference has deferred a definite decision on the future of Chester City Football Club until Thursday now, meaning that the club plays Cambridge City in what may just turn out to be one of the most pointless football matches of all time.

Video Of The Week: Match Of The 70s – 1971/72 1

Video Of The Week: Match Of The 70s – 1971/72

This week’s Video Of The Week is the second in the series of “Match Of The Seventies” videos, and features Brian CLough hitting national headlines for the first time, Rodney Marsh upsetting the balance at Manchester City and West Germany (not for the first time) tearing England a new hole.

Match Of The Week: Kettering Town 1-1 Leeds United 3

Match Of The Week: Kettering Town 1-1 Leeds United

Kettering Town, according to their chairman, have only six weeks to live unless the council help them find a new stadium, and they used their FA Cup match against Leeds United to highlight their current predicament to the nation. Is this, however, the whole story, or is there something else going on?

Chester City Football Club: The Death Rattle (Part 5) 16

Chester City Football Club: The Death Rattle (Part 5)

The death of Chester City Football Club won’t come without a fight, and the supporters took the fight to the club and the game’s authorities when they managed to get their match against Eastbourne Borough called off with a pitch invasion during the second half. And who can blame them?

Weymouth Get Their Thirty-Seventh White Knight 1

Weymouth Get Their Thirty-Seventh White Knight

Weymouth Football Club have a new owner, just a couple of weeks after it was announced that they would have to enter into administration. Will the arrival of the former Cambridge United chairman George Rolls at The Wessex Stadium finally end to cycle of misery that has been gulfing the club?

Motor Racing Passes Its Judgement Upon Qadbak 2

Motor Racing Passes Its Judgement Upon Qadbak

The more anybody digs, the murkier it all gets. Rumours currently doing the rounds in motor racing circles seem to be confirming that the proposed QADBAK Investments take-over of the BMW-Sauber formula one racing team is on the point of collapse. Where are all these middle eastern investors, then?