Posts made in January, 2009

Leyton Orient: The Harlow Connection

Leyton Orient: The Harlow Connection

By on Jan 21, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

If there is one thing that we can all be reasonably certain about over the next year or two, it’s that a lot of things are going to blamed on the “credit crunch”. More specifically, a lot of things that are nothing to do with the “credit crunch” are going to be blamed on the “credit crunch”. If an employer with no...

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Kaka, Manchester City & Great Expectations

By on Jan 20, 2009 in English League Football | 2 comments

For the Manchester City executives that have been in Milan all day trying to to confirm a deal for the signature of Kaka, today has undoubtedly been an eventful one. There have been protests outside the office where the negotiations have been taking place, which took a turn for the bizarre then the midfielders father turned up (as he had done before) to speak on...

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Match Of The Week: Southampton 1-2 Doncaster Rovers

By on Jan 18, 2009 in English League Football | 1 comment

Ten years ago, Southampton and Doncaster Rovers went into their matches desperately seeking points to avoid relegation. Southampton had just been knocked out of the FA Cup by Fulham, who were on their way into the second division of English football under Kevin Keegan. They had won their last league match against Charlton, but a 7-1 defeat at Anfield left them three...

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Sitting Tenants

By on Jan 17, 2009 in Finance, Non-League | 4 comments

It was one of those facts that everyone knew. The Drill Field, home of Northwich Victoria, was the oldest continually used football stadium in the world. Indeed, the Vics even managed a couple of years in the Football League there in the 1890s. However, they decided to leave for a new stadium, The Victoria Stadium, in 2005, and it’s probably fair to say that...

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Parklife

By on Jan 15, 2009 in Latest | 4 comments

Every Sunday morning, through the mist of breath that smells of last nights drink and Deep Heat on park pitches the length of Britain, a strange, almost tribal dance takes place. It isn’t a universal ritual for the amateur footballers of the country, but it is one that most of us have gone through at some point in our careers. A rite of passage for the budding...

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