August 2009

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

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…

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August 31, 2009
Ian

Bournemouth’s Transfer Embargo Continues

AFC Bournemouth overcame a seventeen point deduction to stay in League Two but, as Mark Murphy writes, their problems didn’t finish there. It could be argued that the greatest condemnation of the Football League’s “Fit and Proper Person” test was that Ken Bates could pass it. This, however, may no longer be the case –…

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August 31, 2009
Mark

Brian Little – Slow Decline Or Varied Career?

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….

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August 29, 2009
Ian

Geoff Sheard: Newcastle’s Knight In Shining Armour?

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)…

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August 28, 2009
Mark

Villa’s European Adventure Ends Early

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…

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August 28, 2009
Ian

Pitching Up & Pitching Out In Durham

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…

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August 27, 2009
Ian
Shit Shot Mungo – S02E05

Shit Shot Mungo – S02E05

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…

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August 27, 2009
Ian
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