Posts made in November, 2009

Portsmouth Sack Paul Hart, But Who Will Replace Him?

By on Nov 25, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 2 comments

Sometimes, managers just carry the aura of being a dead man walking. The way that they carry themselves betrays a combination of being fully aware of just how lucky they are whilst permanently looking over their shoulder as if the ides of March are due any day now. To be fair to Paul Hart, he never had a chance. Portsmouth Football Club has been given the impression...

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Video Of The Week: Match Of The 70s – 1970/71

Video Of The Week: Match Of The 70s – 1970/71

By on Nov 24, 2009 in Latest, Video | 3 comments

This week’s video of the week isĀ the firstĀ episode of “Match Of The Seventies”, the BBC series that filled summers of the 1990s with nostalgia for the football of the past, and this episode focusses on Arsenal’s double season – 1970/71. It provides a reasonably good primer on the subject of English football in the 1970s. Host Dennis...

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Chester City Football Club: The Death Rattle (Part 4)

Chester City Football Club: The Death Rattle (Part 4)

By on Nov 23, 2009 in Finance, Latest | 2 comments

As we mentioned on here a couple of weeks ago, it took the Insolvency Service to do what the Football League, the Football Conference and the Football Association had failed to do in spite of numerous opportunities and declare Stephen Vaughan an unfit and improper person to run a football club. Vaughan’s eleven year long ban from company directorship starts on...

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Match Of The Week: Spurs 9-1 Wigan Athletic

By on Nov 22, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 9 comments

One of the more curious aspects of the game of football is the narrow range of scores that turn up in professional matches. Teams will often score five goal in a match a couple of times over the course of a season, and they will usually concede the same number in one match. How come, then, that we only get to see a 5-5 draw once in a blue moon? It’s the same...

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