Posts made in August, 2009

The Death Of Tony Allden

By on Aug 19, 2009 in History, Latest, Non-League | 14 comments

Considering the amount of physical exertion that takes place on football pitches the length and breadth of the country each year, it is perhaps surprising that that there are so few deaths amongst those people that play the game each week. Indeed, we should be grateful for the fact that such deaths are so rare that the names of those that do die playing football...

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Match Of The Midweek: Wigan Athletic 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

By on Aug 19, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Is there anyone of a certain age or over that didn’t experience a little frisson of excitement during the summer when they noted for the first time that both Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers would be back in the top division of English football? The press have largely been dismissive of both clubs’ chances of staying up this season, though, and they...

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Arsene Wenger’s Super League Odyssey

By on Aug 18, 2009 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 4 comments

The Champions League reaches the final knock-out stage this evening, with an all-British match between Arsenal and Celtic taking centre stage as twenty clubs play off against each other for the right to join the lucrative group stages of the competition. The big question facing the competition as it kicks off, however, is whether the Champions League is lucrative...

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Neil Warnock & The Phantom Goal

By on Aug 18, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

Sometimes, one has to wonder whether this sort of thing follows Neil Warnock around. In 2007, Sheffield United were relegated on the last day of the season after Carlos Tevez scored an unlikely winner for West Ham United at Old Trafford. In February 2008, he accused a linesman of celebrating a goal for Bristol City in a match against his Crystal Palace team. Last...

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