April 2009

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 12

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 12

I received a curious email this morning with this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo” attached. “This is the best one ever”, it said cryptically, “so if anyone complains I’m going to make them pay”. Jolly good it is as well. This week, Ted “The Neck” Carter takes us on a journey back in time so that…

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April 23, 2009
Ian

Tony Kempster

From the blog section of the Tony Kempster website: “Saw my consultant yesterday who told me that my liver tumour is growing and causing my liver to deteriorate quite quickly and that it is unlikely that I will survive into 2010. In fact, it will probably be sooner than that. As a result, I have…

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April 23, 2009
Ian

Kings Lynn, Braintree Town, Demotion & Chaos Theory

The town of Braintree sits near the border between Suffolk and Essex. It’s a small town with a population of 42,000 which sits rather in the shadow of its larger neighbours Colchester and Chelmsford, with London looming in the distance, radiating its influence over the whole of the east and south east of England. It’s…

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April 22, 2009
Ian

Brighton & Hove Albion – The Great Escape?

Lloyd Owusu cuts an unlikely figure as a possible season saving hero. He is thirty-two years old now, and has spent much of his career as a nearly man – Brentford’s all-time highest scorer, he scored with his first touch for Sheffield Wednesday in a derby match against Sheffield United in 2002, but failed to…

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April 21, 2009
Ian

Phil Gartside, The Old Firm & The Premier League

Summer is coming, the evenings are getting longer and some football chairmen are giving every impression of having too much time on their hands already. This week’s insane plan comes from a repeat offender – the Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside. Gartside, you may remember, was shot down in flames last year over his brilliant…

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April 20, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week: Everton 0-0 Manchester United (Everton Win On Penalties)

Manchester United against Everton at Wembley Stadium. We’ve been here before, of course. In 1985, they met in the shadow of the Bradford Fire and, unbeknownst to all there that day, just over a week before the Heysel Stadium disaster in Brussels. It seems scarcely credible today, but Everton were the overwhemling favourites to win…

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April 19, 2009
Ian

Oxford United & The Football Conference

Supporters of Blue Square Premier club Oxford United could be forgiven for wondering whether there is a conspiracy theory against them. They were relegated from the Football League after years of systematic maladministration, and it now seems that their attempts to get back into the League will be scuppered by more of the same, only…

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April 18, 2009
Ian
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