Posts made in September, 2009

End Of An Era – The Phasing Out Of Ceefax

By on Sep 24, 2009 in History, Latest | 5 comments

The BBC’s text service Ceefax celebrates its thirty-fifth birthday today, but it’s a celebration that is tinged with sadness as it is to be the last significant anniversary celebrated by the antiquated service, which is to be phased out in line with the stopping of the analogue television signal in Britain in 2012. Ceefax holds a special place in the...

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Sol Campbell – Sigh – Leaves Notts County

By on Sep 23, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

Until recently, Sol Campbell had spent the whole of his football career at the top level of English football. A product of Lilleshall and the Spurs youth academy, his previous trips to lower division grounds had been largely reserved for the early stages of domestic cup competitions. As such, it is perhaps that he took one look at the glaring reality of football in...

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Notts Fit Or Proper Yet

By on Sep 23, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 5 comments

For some, it was the romantic football story of the summer, whilst for others it was a story that didn’t quite make sense. The take-over of Notts County and the subsequent arrival of Sven-Goran Eriksson and Sol Campbell changed the future of Notts County, but is everything at Meadow Lane sweetness and light? Munto Finance, an ‘investment vehicle’ of ‘QADBAK...

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Briatore, Piquet, Formula One & QPR

By on Sep 22, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

The announcement of Flavio Briatore’s life ban from Formula One has, as one might expect, sent shockwaves through the sport. Motor racing, however might not be the only sport to undergo a degree of soul searching as the result of their sanction against the former head of the Renault team, because Briatore is also the owner of Championship club Queens Park...

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Manchester City Undone In Stoppage Time

By on Sep 21, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 20 comments

During the Cold War, government advice was that, in the event of a nuclear strike, we should stay in our inner refuges for forty-eight hours and indoors for around ten to fourteen days, in order to allow radiation levels outside to drop to something approaching a “safe” level. It felt today as if we should still be in our inner sanctums as the fallout...

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