Posts made in October, 2009

Hull City’s Finances Show The Downside Of “Ambition”

By on Oct 30, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 15 comments

Football fans have become better educated in the mysteries of football finances over recent years out of necessity as much as anything else, but just occasionally old naiveties come to the fore. It might just be that they can’t believe that things could be as bad off the pitch as on it at the moment, but Hull City fans are less concerned than they should be about...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Series Two, Episode Fourteen

Shit Shot Mungo: Series Two, Episode Fourteen

By on Oct 29, 2009 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 0 comments

This week’s episode of “Shit Shot Mungo” features the aftermath of Heart of Clackmannanshire’s outstanding 3-0 win last week. Glen Roeder is sacked as the Director of Football and, after a viral outbreak at the club, the club’s new plutocratic owner brings in a plague doctor in to help out. Drawn by the fair hand of Ted “The...

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Mike Ashley Starts Selling The Soul Of Newcastle United

By on Oct 29, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 2 comments

There comes a point at which inept management crosses an invisible rubicon and passes into something even more depressing and worrying. There can be little arguing with the case for the prosecution. Ashley’s time in charge of Newcastle United has been an unmitigated disaster. He oversaw relegation from the Premier League when the club had the fifth highest...

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The FA Fails To Secure TV Deal For The FA Cup

By on Oct 28, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

The loss of Setanta Sports during the summer didn’t only have knock on effects for the Premier League, although that was the story which hogged the headlines at the time. The Scottish Premier League had to negotiate a new (and reduced) deal with Sky Sports, the Blue Square Premier started the new seasons without any television coverage at all and the FA were...

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