September 2009

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No Agreement Between The BSP & ESPN

It’s almost October and the Blue Square Premier still has no television coverage after the collapse of talks with ESPN. Can they pull something out of the fire, or should they start to think more laterally?

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September 16, 2009
Ian

Why We Deserve Better Than Alan Green

The BBC’s veteran radio commentator Alan Green has been at it again, this time insisting on Graham Taylor’s removal as co-commentator for the recent England vs Croatia match. Mark Murphy wonders aloud whether it is time to put Green out to pasture. BBC Radio Five Live’s Alan Green has been at it again, having a…

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September 14, 2009
Mark

Emmanuel’s Mixed Day At The Office

Arsenal’s trip to Manchester City on Saturday was always likely to be a potential tinderbox. City are the arrivistes, the newly-minted money and Arsenal are the team whose Champions League place they are most likely to take. All of this if without taking Emmanuel Adebayor into account. Adebayor’s louche presence in the team was, to…

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September 14, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week: Spurs 1-3 Manchester United

Winter is coming. The evenings are starting to feel a little fresher and the sun no longer affords the heat that it did. After a break for the international matches, the Premier League is back and it is back with a weekend of fixtures that might have been designed by a panel to show up…

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September 12, 2009
Ian

A World Cup Finals Without Argentina?

Now is not a particularly good time to be an Argentinian football supporter. Not only have their most loathed opposition – Brazil and England – already qualified for the finals of the 2010 World Cup, but there is a serious likelihood  that the Albiceleste themselves might not even qualify for next year’s tournament in South…

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September 11, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week III: England 2-6 Germany

“Football is a simple game – you play for 120 minutes and then the Germans win on penalties”, as Gary Lineker once observed. Oh, for things to have been that simple in Helsinki this evening. Germany, whose female team dominate European women’s football in a way that their male team hasn’t done provided formidable opposition…

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September 10, 2009
Ian
Shit Shot Mungo – S02E07

Shit Shot Mungo – S02E07

Time, then, for your weekly dose of Mungo. This week sees Sir Roddy Bulbs slow descent towards insanity gather pace with the purchase of a panda. You can get a bigger version of this week’s Mungo here.

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September 10, 2009
Ian
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