Posts made in April, 2009

Brighton & Hove Albion – The Great Escape?

By on Apr 21, 2009 in English League Football | 1 comment

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 settle at Hillsborough and ended up cutting...

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Phil Gartside, The Old Firm & The Premier League

By on Apr 20, 2009 in English League Football | 8 comments

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 idea to introduce a...

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

By on Apr 19, 2009 in Latest | 2 comments

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 that day. They had stormed to...

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Oxford United & The Football Conference

By on Apr 18, 2009 in Non-League | 5 comments

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 this poor bureaucracy has come...

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Down With The Champions League!

By on Apr 17, 2009 in Latest | 2 comments

He puts in a heroic performance every week on this site, drawing “Shit Shot Mungo”, but Twohundredpercent’s artist in residence, Ted “The Neck” Carter, has worked himself up into an impotent fury over what he sees as the desecration of the European Cup. There is plenty more Ted The Neck here. Today’s YouTube match, by the way,...

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