July 2009

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Sir Bobby Robson – 1933-2009

It has been a very sad day for football on the eve of the new season. We have lost one of us. It is, perhaps, a reflection of the hole in the heart of English football that we should mourn a football man whose greatest single attribute was nothing more or less than a sense…

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July 31, 2009
Ian

Tranmere Rovers: The Pitfalls Of Attracting Investment

It has been a curious summer for the “club across the water”. Tranmere Rovers, just over the River Mersey from Liverpool and Everton, ended last season having just missed out on a play-off place in League One after dropping two points at home to Scunthorpe United on the final day season. They sacked manager Ronnie…

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July 31, 2009
Ian
Shit Shot Mungo S02E01

Shit Shot Mungo S02E01

Well, the new season is almost upon us, so it’s time for Season Two of “Shit Shot Mungo” to begin. This week’s episode kicks off (if you’ll pardon the pun) with the team on tour in Ireland and struggling with their fitness after a Bohemian two week long summer break. The “artiste” has asked me…

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July 30, 2009
Ian

Chester City – The Tax Man Bites Back

Upon first sight, it may seem surprising that a victory for the tax man should be greeted with the faintly audible sound of cheering in the distance but such was the mess that is Chester City Football Club that it feels increasingly as if their demise is the only way that the game will rid…

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July 29, 2009
Ian

Liverpool Stick Their Finger In The Dyke

It was surely no coincidence that Share Liverpool FC chose their relaunch on the day that the club itself confirmed the details of a refinancing deal that was the financial equivalent of using a used sausage roll packet as a form of birth control. The vultures have been circling at Anfield for some time now,…

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July 28, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week: AFC Wimbledon 2-0 FC United of Manchester

As we walk into the bar at Kingsmeadow, something silver and shiny catches my attention in the corner of my eye. “It’s the FA Trophy!”, I squeal, “The real FA Trophy”. It takes a sharp prod to the rib cage to remind me that, sitting next to it, is the squatter but considerably shinier FA…

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July 27, 2009
Ian

Pisa Come Crashing Down Again

Britain isn’t the only country in which football clubs are prone to occasional financial collapse. Paul Grech, from the Italian football blog Il Re Calcio, writes on the rise, fall, rise and fall again of the Italian club Pisa AC. For a city that has been made famous by its gravity defying leaning tower, there’s…

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July 25, 2009
Ian
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