Posts made in August, 2009

The FA Cup 2009/10: Worthing 4-0 Raynes Park Vale

By on Aug 31, 2009 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

As the new season sleepwalks into life the FA Cup has, before August is even finished, already reached its second round. The names in the Preliminary Round of the competition start to have a familiar feel to them. They’re the little clubs up the road that most of us don’t visit that often. Worthing Football Club are in Division One South of the Ryman...

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Brian Little – Slow Decline Or Varied Career?

By on Aug 29, 2009 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

If you watch a match this afternoon, take a moment if possible to look into the eyes of your manager. If your team is winning you may think that you see happiness, but it’s not. It’s relief and respite. If your team is losing or drawing you may just get to see a haunted soul. Ironically, given that it is statistically likely that most managers will lose...

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Geoff Sheard: Newcastle’s Knight In Shining Armour?

By on Aug 28, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 9 comments

Geoff Sheard is sniffing around at Newcastle United, but Mark Murphy is less than convinced that he is the right man to lead Newcastle United to a bright, new dawn. The list of potential bidders since Mike Ashley first considered selling Newcastle (about two weeks after buying it, some reports would have had you believe) could fill its own page Yellow Pages....

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Villa’s European Adventure Ends Early

By on Aug 28, 2009 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

August comes to an end on Monday, and this year it will have outlived Aston Villa’s time in the 2008/09 Europa League by four days. Villa beat Rapid Vienna 2-1 at Villa Park last night, drawing 2-2 over the two legs and exiting the competition on away goals. One suspects that the inquest into the defeat is unlikely to be a very long one. The claret and blue...

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