Posts made in January, 2009

Another Three Years Of “Match Of The Day”

By on Jan 31, 2009 in Latest | 1 comment

The news that the BBC has secured a further three years of Premier League highlights makes for a potentially intriguing situation. In August 2014, a year after their next contract ends, the BBC’s flagship (and, it’s probably fair to say now, only) football show will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, but the new contract will expire in May 2013....

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Why England’s World Cup Is Far From Being In The Bag

By on Jan 31, 2009 in Latest | 0 comments

When the English do something badly – and, let’s face it, this is not an uncommon appearance – it can be toe-curling. How many of you remember the bidding for the 2006 World Cup? The excrutiating sight of Manchester United being withdrawn from the World Cup to travel to Brazil for the World Club Cup and then finishing from their group. The FA...

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O Hell – Crisis At Leyton Orient?

O Hell – Crisis At Leyton Orient?

By on Jan 30, 2009 in English League Football, Finance | 11 comments

It was only last week that we discussed Leyton Orient’s possible mooting of a move from their home at Brisbane Road to Harlow in Essex. It seemed likely at the time that this was an idea that was being, for the want of a better phrase, being run up the flagpole to see if it flew. This week, however, Orient shareholders received a letter which is worrying in...

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Match Of The Midweek – Everton 1-1 Arsenal

By on Jan 29, 2009 in English League Football | 2 comments

Is there a more quintessentially English fixture in the football calendar than Everton against Arsenal on a Wednesday night at the end of January at Goodison Park? These are the two longest-serving members of the Premier League – Everton have been ever-presents in the top division for more than fifty years, and Arsenal have been there since Henry Norris and...

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