Posts made in August, 2009

Scarborough Athletic Show Some Respect

By on Aug 21, 2009 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

When the Football Association launched their “Respect” campaign last year, it was met with a degree of derision on all sides. On the one hand, many felt that it didn’t go far enough and, on the other side, there are those that would quite like professional football to become more like WWF wrestling with its pantomime villains and simplistic version...

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Banter, Fanaticism & The Number 96

By on Aug 21, 2009 in Latest, Politics | 9 comments

Let’s take a moment to try and see into the mind of the man that bought the Manchester United shirt in this story from The Guardian. He went to a sports store and spent fifty-five pounds on a replica shirt – fifty-five pounds! – and, instead of having the name of his favourite player or even his own name printed on the back of it, decided to have...

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Shit Shot Mungo s02e04

Shit Shot Mungo s02e04

By on Aug 20, 2009 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 1 comment

Last week’s Shit Shot Mungo saw Glen Roeder surprisingly installed as the manager of Heart of Clackmannanshire on the eve of the start of the new season. This week’s episode sees Roeder’s new club – as ever – struggling to score, which results in drastic action being taken by the club’s chairman, magnet magnate Sir Roddy Bulbs....

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Corruption Allegations Make The Maltese Cross

By on Aug 20, 2009 in European Club Football, Latest | 2 comments

Football in Malta has started to make a real impression in European competitions over the last couple of years but, as Paul Grech reports, the new season starts under a cloud amid controversy over match-fixing allegations involving two of the clubs in the Maltese Premier League. Days before the Maltese football season is due to start and still the future of...

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