Posts made in 2009

Is Portsmouth’s New Owner The Urban Spaceman?

By on Dec 7, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 8 comments

When Sulaiman Al-Fahim talks, people listen – and then laugh, much of the time. The problem with Portsmouth Football Club at the moment, however, is that Fahim’s successor as owner is proving every bit as cack at the job as Fahim ever was but nothing like as funny. Fahim’s latest Portsmouth pontifications have had the intellectual depth of a stroppy teenager....

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

By on Dec 6, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 7 comments

It’s logical if you think about it. Try to use a parachute as a trampoline and you won’t get very high, and Watford Football Club appear to be the latest ex-Premier Leaguers to have discovered the dangers of life in the Football League Championship without either. Much of Watford’s year-long dalliance with administration, which has finally hit the national...

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Match Of The Week: Histon 0-0 Altrincham

By on Dec 6, 2009 in Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

In football, as in so many other areas of drama and entertainment the lion’s share of popular discourse centres on the moments of high excitement and controversy when, as anybody that regularly goes to matches will be able to tell you without skipping a beat, these are the moments that we define our experience by precisely because of that rarity value....

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How Protesting Fans Have Said “Enough is Enough”

How Protesting Fans Have Said “Enough is Enough”

By on Dec 5, 2009 in Latest, Politics | 3 comments

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 and the issues that they face. From major issues such as ground redevelopment and foreign...

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