June 2009

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Southampton Back On The Brink

The new Football League season starts in a little over five weeks, but a huge question mark still hangs over the small matter of whether all the teams included in the fixture list will actually be starting the season after the Pinnacle group withdrew their interest in buying Southampton Football Club this week. This news…

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June 30, 2009
Ian

Celtic On The Brink – No, Not That One

The icy touch of the Grim Reaper threatens to blow across non-league football yet again this summer with the news that Farsley Celtic of the Blue Square North face a winding up order at the hands of Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs on Wednesday over an unpaid tax bill said to be in excess of…

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June 29, 2009
Ian

The Confederations Cup: Brazil 3-2 USA

The Brazilian coach Dunga’s name translates as “Dopey” in Portuguese, but this soubriquet could have applied to his entire team this evening as the South American champions rode their luck against an American team which, unencumbered by such considerations as fatigue, outplayed them in every department in Johannesberg for forty-five minutes this evening. The Americans…

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June 28, 2009
Ian

James Milner Makes John Terry Look Like Le Tissier

An extraordinary evening in Gothenburg saw the England under-21 team break a tournament jinx and make the final of the European Under-21 Championships with a penalty shootout win against the hosts Sweden last night. The England team hadn’t made the final of this competition prior to last night since winning it in 1984 but they…

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June 27, 2009
Ian

Livi On The Edge?

As the fallout from the Setanta collapse threatens to throw Scottish Football into turmoil, Rob Freeman takes a look at one of Scotland’s franchise clubs, Livingston, who are close to collapse without this having happened.

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June 26, 2009
Ian
Shit Shot Mungo: Holiday Special Part 4!

Shit Shot Mungo: Holiday Special Part 4!

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a little light relief and this week’s Shit Shot Mungo Holiday Special. This week, we’re going behind the scenes with the Heart of Clackmannannshire’s defender Ted Grundies and his unfortunate wife. It’s best not to dwell for too long over what is going on with her right leg, by…

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June 25, 2009
Ian

The Confederations Cup: Spain 0-2 USA

Yes, yes, yes. Spain had an off night. It has been a long season and their players may have been tired. And so on. Let’s drop the excuses, here. Spain, the European champions and, if you read the print media in much of Europe, already the World Cup winners a year before the tournament, were…

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June 24, 2009
Ian
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