Posts made in August, 2009

Pitching Up & Pitching Out In Durham

Pitching Up & Pitching Out In Durham

By on Aug 27, 2009 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

It has been a difficult start to the new season for Durham City AFC. Newly promoted into the Unibond League Premier Division – their second successive promotion – they may have been expecting the start of a brave new world and a push for Conference football, but the dream has started to unwind after just a couple of weeks and the club may be heading back...

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Shit Shot Mungo – S02E05

Shit Shot Mungo – S02E05

By on Aug 27, 2009 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 1 comment

The new season has started, perhaps unsurprisingly, with a crisis for Heart of Clackmanannshire. The Scottish club have lost first league match, during which time chairman and magnet magnate Sir Roddy Bulbs managed to fire two managers, Glen Roeder and Bryan Gunn. In this week’s episode of “Shit Shot Mungo”, Sir Roddy has to justify himself to the...

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Sol Campbell & Notts County – A Match Made In Mammon

By on Aug 26, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 22 comments

The rumours had been circulating for a couple of days, but few people had been brave enough to give it much credibility. But then it happened. Sol Campbell joins Notts County, on a five year contract with a £40,000 weekly wage. Thirty-four year old Sol Campbell. The tipping point. Perhaps the world has finally gone mad. Predictably, there has been much squawking on...

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Match Of The Midweek: West Ham United 3-1 Millwall

By on Aug 26, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 10 comments

The League Cup Second Round is probably the least inspiring week of the early part of the new season. In front of swathes of empty tip-up seats, youth and reserve team players half-heartedly play out matches that no-one really wants to be involved in. On the pitch tonight, West Ham United won this match. After falling behind to a first half goal, West Ham took until...

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DVD Review – “The Damned United” (Revisited)

By on Aug 24, 2009 in Latest, Opinion | 1 comment

Earlier this year, we sent Ted Carter to the cinema with a paper bag containing some crab paste sandwiches and a ticket for the movie version of David Peace’s 2006 novel, “The Damned United”. The film is released on DVD next Monday, so we thought that it was time to revisit this interpretation of Brian Clough’s forty-four days at Leeds...

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