May 2009

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Match Of The Week Live: Chelsea 2-1 Everton

So, I thought we’d cover this match live this afternoon. Everton haven’t played in a major cup final since the 1995 FA Cup Final when they beat Manchester United 1-0 thanks to a goal from Paul Rideout, of all people. Chelsea won the FA Cup in 2007, also beating Manchester United 1-0 in a match…

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May 30, 2009
Ian

Happy Birthday To Us!

Just a quick message this morning to say thank you to everybody that reads this site, because we are three years old today. Surprisingly, the traffic to this site has doubled since the new year alone and hopefully we will be able to continue to bring you the stories that don’t seem to be covered…

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May 29, 2009
Ian

Nathan Dyer: Southampton & The Politics Of The Fire Sale

A couple of months ago, Southampton Leisure Holdings, the holding company which owns Southampton Football Club went into administration. There was a brief and ineffectual protest from Southampton FC based upon the argument that this particular holding company wasn’t the same as the football club, and that they shouldn’t, therefore, face any sanctions from the…

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May 29, 2009
Ian
Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 17 – The Season Finale!

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 17 – The Season Finale!

The tension is unbearable. It’s the last day of the season in the Scottish Premier League and Heart of Clackmannannshire need a win in their final match in order to avoid relegation. Unsurprisingly, nothing goes quite according to plan (though, ironically, it does all go according to the script – make of that what you…

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May 28, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week: FC Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United

Sometimes, you have to wonder. Levels of fitness and skill have no doubt improved in football over the last couple of decades, but perhaps today was the day during which we started to lose grip with reality. Every British newspaper had a pull-out section, many choosing to lavish extravagant praise on a match that hadn’t…

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May 27, 2009
Ian

Five Great European Cup Finals

If you open this morning’s newspapers, you’ll see that, in the opinion of the hacks, it’s already a foregone conclusion that this year’s European Cup final will be the greatest football match of all time. This may or may not come to pass, but it has some stiff opposition to overcome if it is to…

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May 27, 2009
Ian

Three Times Lucky For Manchester United?

How often, then, do cup winners get lucky? Ahead of tomorrow night’s European Cup final in Rome it’s a question worth asking ourselves, because there is a tendency, in cup finals, for those moments of good fortune to be critically important. In this respect, cup competitions are very different to league seasons. A league season…

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May 27, 2009
Ian
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