Posts made in October, 2009

The Football League Fails The Fit & Proper Test

By on Oct 23, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 13 comments

On their website this week, Notts County Football Club have invited all to “celebrate the football league decision on Saturday” when they entertain Crewe Alexandra. But before you decide whether to join the party, it might be an idea to examine what it is they are celebrating. Remarkably, Notts County fans themselves will be celebrating the fact that they are not...

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Gateshead: Are Their Heeds In The Clouds?

By on Oct 23, 2009 in Latest, Non-League | 8 comments

We are occasionally reminded that, although the amount of money in football has increased dramatically over the last two decades or so, football isn’t quite the “big” business that we might occasionally believe it to be. Real Madrid’s annual turnover is reported to be over £300m, which sounds like a lot until you start comparing it with other...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Series 2 Episode 13

Shit Shot Mungo: Series 2 Episode 13

By on Oct 22, 2009 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 1 comment

Following their recent take-over by a Sudanese billionaire food additive magnate, Heart of Clackmanannshire is buzzing. However, Faisal Wally Camel has something of a maverick streak and, in this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”, he decides that the “man in the street” could do better job than any of these so-called football...

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Chester City Football Club – The Death Rattle (Part One)

Chester City Football Club – The Death Rattle (Part One)

By on Oct 22, 2009 in Finance, Latest | 9 comments

Chester Fans United, a coming together of the different fans’ groups at the stricken Blue Square Premier club, meet tomorrow night to formally agree their formation. They have a few thousand pounds in the bank, which is enough to get them up and running, but it certainly isn’t enough to save their club and the general consensus now is that they already...

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Football In The Regions: The North-East

By on Oct 21, 2009 in History, Latest | 0 comments

Fifty years after it first went on air, Tyne Tees Television is now a mere relic. A name from the past. Along with almost all of the other ITV regions, the company name all but vanished from our screens in October 2002 when ITV did away with its regional network and finally merged together as one lumpen mass. Tyne Tees was often criticised as an ITV company for the...

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