April 2009

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 13

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 13

It’s time for your weekly dose of Mungo. This week, with the Scottish giants perilously close to being relegated, the club’s eccentric, magnet magnate chairman takes radical action which may not prove to be as successful as he would hope. Scribbling, as ever, is by the effervescent Dotmund, and you can embiggenate it here. For…

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April 30, 2009
Ian

In Praise Of… Play-Offs

It’s almost that time of year again. The non-league end of season play-offs started last night with wins for Hampton & Richmond Borough and Eastleigh in the Blue Square South, and tonight the clubs of the Blue Square North do battle in the first part of their end of season mini-tournament. The Football League ends…

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April 29, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week: FC Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

So, it’s a Champions League semi-final and this isn’t merely Barcelona versus Chelsea. It’s “Mas que un club” versus Chelsea, Catalunya versus Chelsea and Europe versus the Premier League. Has it come to this? Are Barcelona the only continental club that can take on the swagger of the Premier League and give them a game?…

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April 28, 2009
Ian

Newcastle On The Precipice

When you don’t pay much attention to the Premier League, it becomes pretty easy for it to become a noise in the background. True enough, it’s a shrill, shrieking noise – the sound of a child in a supermarket after its mother has bought Ready Brek rather than Coco Pops – but it soon becomes…

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April 27, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week – AFC Wimbledon 3-0 St Albans City

In the morning came the doubts and the what ifs. What if half-time comes and Hampton are five up at Maidenhead? However unlikely it seemed, there was no mathematical certainty to Wimbledon’s promotion into the BSP until five o’clock but, back in the real world, everyone knows that the game is already up. On a…

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April 26, 2009
Ian

Southampton & Their Points Deduction

Reading between the lines, the Football League’s verdict on Southampton’s attempt to put their holding company into administration without incurring a points deduction makes for pretty damning reading. The League’s conclusion stops not far short of stating that there has been a deliberate attempt to play the system by the club. The holding company Southampton…

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April 25, 2009
Ian

AFC Wimbledon – Almost, But Not Quite

I always knew that it would come to this. Way back last summer, when the Blue Square South fixtures were released, AFC Wimbledon vs St Albans City on the last day of the Blue Square South season stood out like the thumb of a cartoon character that had been walloped with a mallet. Over the…

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April 24, 2009
Ian
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