Posts made in August, 2009

Football, Finances and League Two

By on Aug 24, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 18 comments

The new League Two season has started with everybody financially stable – more or less – but Lincoln City supporter Keith Duncombe doesn’t feel that the authorities are going far enough. In 2002 Lincoln City FC nearly closed down. In fact, the club was 24 hours from having its application to enter administration in court considered when two of the...

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Steve Cohen Gets His Comeuppance

By on Aug 24, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 19 comments

The following article is a summary of events this summer regarding the American football radio show World Soccer Daily, which went off the air last weekend after a sustained campaign of protest by Liverpool supporters’ groups. In the interests of brevity, it skips over some of the finer details of what has become an extraordinary story involving alleged death...

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Match Of The Week – Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Nottingham Forest

By on Aug 23, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Thirty years ago this year, Nottingham Forest were in the middle of the greatest period in their history. Brian Clough had arrived at The City Ground in January 1975 with Peter Taylor joining him at the club eighteen months later. By 1978 they were the champions of England, and within a year they were the champions of Europe. Clough remains the only English manager...

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Birmingham City Prove That All That Glitters May Not Be Gold

By on Aug 22, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

Birmingham City are the latest Premier League club to be lined up for foreign ownership. As Mark Murphy reports, the new potential new owner has already had a go at buying the club, but fans are split on whether his involvement and there are question marks over his financial credentials. Birmingham City chairman David Gold isn’t easy to like. There’s all the...

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Serie A Preview: 2009/10

By on Aug 21, 2009 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

The Premier League started last weekend and it’s still a couple of weeks until La Liga begins in Spain but this weekend Serie A kicks off in Italy and Paul Grech has been generous enough to offer us a full run-down of the chances for the runners and riders in Italy this season. If you can’t get enough of Serie A,  feel free to drop by at Paul’s blog...

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