Kings Lynn Football Club were wound up in the court today, giving them seven days to pay a debt to HMRC of £65,000. A club of their size isn’t just going to disappear overnight unless the supporters give up the ghost and walk away from it, even if they have to restart at a lower level next season.
Monthly Archive: November 2009
England’s bid for the 2018 World Cup is back on the ropes following the resignation of Dave Richards, but how much of this is to do with hysterical stories in the media and the Premier League following up on their apparent vendetta against Lord Triesman of the Football Association?
Portsmouth’s decision to sack Paul Hart hasn’t exactly been a surprise, but the paucity of high calibre names being chosen to replace him betrays their current position. Will they go for someone that lasted just a season at Chelsea or a manager who couldn’t cope with life in the Championship?
One of the great names in amateur football has been living out of a suitcase since 2002 but, after numerous delays and hurdles, Bishop Auckland Football Club will now be returning to its hometown next year. It’s the end of a fifteen year quest to get a new stadium of their own.
This week’s “Video Of The Week” is the start of the BBC’s “Match Of The Seventies”, featuring the 1970/71 season. Hosted by Dennis Waterman, it has just enough attention to detail and access to the BBC archive alone means that this series is a cut above the rest.
It’s Chester City time again. That lovable rogue Stephen Vaughan Senior has been giving conflicting interviews in the media, but it’s not difficult to read between the lines of what he is saying. Still, if the club doesn’t pay it football creditors by the 30th November, it will all be irrelevant.
Spurs have scored nine goals before in front of the “Match Of The Day” cameras, against Bristol Rovers in the Second Divison in 1977. This, however, was a different kettle of fish, and it’s a result that casts doubt over Wigan Athletic’s ability to keep their heads above water this season.
The news that a major match-fixing ring has been uncovered in Germany should come as no great surprise, particularly as two of the accused have been involved in this sort of thing before. Everybody in the game, however, from those that run it to those that play it (and even those of us that watch it), has ensure that football isn’t rigged.