Posts made in March, 2009

Review: The Damned United

By on Mar 30, 2009 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

I have been a little unwell over the last twenty-four hours so, in lieu of being able to write anything myself, I wrapped our usual cartoonist Ted Carter in mittens, a warm scarf and his favourite duffle coat, and sent him to the cinema to watch the film version of “David Peace’s novel, The Damned United”. He came back with this report and a...

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The Intractable Problem Of England Goalkeepers

By on Mar 28, 2009 in Latest | 2 comments

When the concept of the Premier League was being sold to a sceptical (though, with the benefit of hindsight, not sceptical enough) public in the early 1990s, the benefit to the England team was pushed hard. Off the back of the national teams run to the 1990 World Cup semi-finals and the FA’s Blueprint For Football, the Premier League would be slimmed down to...

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Kettering Town: Panic Averted

By on Mar 27, 2009 in Non-League | 0 comments

In the long lost days of election into the Football League, Kettering Town were regular unsuccessful applicants. Between 1900 and 1979, they applied for a place amongst the elite ninety-two on eighteen occasions and missed the cut on every single occasion. Since the introduction of automatic promotion and relegation in 1987, however, their chances to reach their...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 8

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 8

By on Mar 26, 2009 in Art, Mungo | 1 comment

Is it that time of the week again already? In this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”, the club starts to conspire to deliberately injure their goal-shy striker in order to give their new Japanese striker, a robot called “The Goalinator”, a game. If this doesn’t make any sense, you can see the previous episodes by clicking the category on...

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