May 2009

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Newcastle To Fold? Well, Kind Of.

It never rains but it pours in the north-east. This morning, we are back in Tyneside with the news that Unibond League Division One North side Newcastle Blue Star could be set to collapse over the next few days or so. This, however, is a story of a sudden financial collapse which leaves a slightly…

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May 15, 2009
Ian

Steve Cohen, Hillsborough, Pride & Prejudice

The majority of our British readers will be unaware of the existence of Steve Cohen. Cohen is the host of a radio show based in Los Angeles called “World Soccer Daily”, and also appears on the Fox Soccer Channel. Last month, while the rest of the football world was paying its respect to the dead…

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May 15, 2009
Ian
Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 15

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 15

It’s the end of the Scottish League season, and Heart of Clackmannannshire are stranded near the bottom of the table. Controversial player-manager Mungo McCrackas has some “innovative” ideas ahead of their next match, though it seems that the answer to their problems might be more obvious than anyone realises. Can they finally win another league…

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May 14, 2009
Ian

Carlos Tevez – Football’s Tug Of Love Child

Manchester United moved to within one point of their second successive Premier League championship with a 2-1 win at Wigan Athletic last night, and Carlos Tevez’s sublime backheel to bring them level provided further evidence, as if it was needed, of Tevez’s value to Alex Ferguson’s team. One suspects, however, that the Argentinian striker’s lasting…

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May 14, 2009
Ian

Fisher Athletic – An Obituary

This morning, non-league football’s least surprising bankruptcy was confirmed at the High Court in London, as former Blue Square South side Fisher Athletic were finally put out of their misery out wound up. For many, Fisher had been little more than a shell of a club since they left their Surrey Docks stadium in 2004…

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May 14, 2009
Ian

From Each According To Their Means – FC United & Season Tickets

This summer promises to be financially a barren one for many football clubs. With unemployment having already passed the two million barrier and many analysts predicting that it will reach three million before things start to improve again, purse strings are starting to tighten and football clubs are likely to feel the pinch. Season ticket…

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May 13, 2009
Ian

In Praise Of… Burnley Football Club

This evening’s Championship play-off semi-final between Reading and Burnley was a battle between old and new. In the blue corner were Reading, snatched from the jaws of obscurity by John Madjeski, who dropped them into a brand new stadium and gave them the means to challenge for a place in the Premier League. In the…

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May 12, 2009
Ian
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