Posts made in September, 2009

Match Of The Week: Woking 0-1 Newport County

By on Sep 20, 2009 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

This year’s Blue Square South title race is shaping up to be as tight as last year. With eleven matches now played, only five points separate the top five clubs, and two of them meet this afternoon as Woking played Newport County at Kingfield. For Woking, the BSS may feel like a little bit of a culture shock after seventeen seasons in the Blue Square Premier....

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Pompey Play Up

By on Sep 19, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

Sulaiman Al-Fahim is, of course, the new owner of Portsmouth Football Club, but his accession there hasn’t been without a degree of controversy. Mark Murphy wonders this emperor’s new clothes are already starting to look a bit ragged. According to the Premier League, Sulaiman Al-Fahim is a fit and proper person to be running one of its clubs. Considering...

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Chaos At Halesowen

By on Sep 18, 2009 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

When Morell Maison arrived at Southern League club Halesowen Town in 2007, he had high hopes for the club. Few, however, would have guessed that rather than being merely the manager of the club he was actually the owner, and fewer still would have even hazarded a guess at the absolute chaos that has engulfed the Midlands club over the last six months or so, a story...

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Shit Shot Mungo S02E08

Shit Shot Mungo S02E08

By on Sep 17, 2009 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 0 comments

This week’s Shit Shot Mungo sees the Heart of Clackmannanshire team move into their new stadium and take on another new manager, celebrity agent Eric Hall, who now supplements his income as the number one representative of the spirit world. Drawn, as ever, by Ted “The Neck” Carter, and a bigger version is available here. In other news (since I...

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Match Of The Midweek: Blackpool 2-1 Newcastle United

By on Sep 17, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

Six decades ago, this would have been one of the matches of the season. The Blackpool side of Matthews, Mortenson and Perry against the Newcastle United of Jackie Milburn was two clubs in their pomp. Two clubs which, to paraphrase one Harold MacMillan, would never have it so good again. Skip forward six decades, and they find themselves in the same division for the...

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