Posts made in November, 2009

Should We Be Surprised If European Football Is Fixed?

By on Nov 21, 2009 in European Club Football, Latest | 5 comments

As the Thierry Henry story rumbles on into its fourth day, a story is starting to break which might begin to put it into perspective. It is a story that is breaking from Germany and involves the arrest of seventeen people in connection with what would be the biggest, most systematic match-fixing ring that European football has ever seen. It concerns the fixing of...

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Trying To Dissect The Thierry Henry Handball

Trying To Dissect The Thierry Henry Handball

By on Nov 19, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 30 comments

People reading this post are reminded that, while constructive comments and criticism on this site are always welcome, abusive messages will be deleted without even going up on the site. Thanks for your understanding. Well, at least “The Sun” didn’t go with “The Hand Of Frog” as their headline. This, however, was about the best thing...

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Shit Shot Mungo: S02E17

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E17

By on Nov 19, 2009 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 0 comments

This week’s Shit Shot Mungo sees the financial crisis at Heart of Clackmannanshire deepen still further, as the £30 fine imposed by the authorities for playing a match when their entire squad knowingly had swine flu proves to be the final nail in their coffin. The club is forced to put all of its players on part-time wages, but one man (who has been earning...

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Match Of The Midweek: Algeria 1-0 Egypt

Match Of The Midweek: Algeria 1-0 Egypt

By on Nov 18, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 7 comments

It’s a rivalry that goes back decades. Some say that it’s political, whilst others point at matches from the past that have inflamed sensibilities in a world that seems to consider the art of taking offence to be the next step in the evolutionary chain. Both sides of the divide sees the other as being the absolute opposite without ever seeming to take...

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Why Bradford City Should Stay At Valley Parade

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

That Bradford City should be yet again linked with a move away from Valley Parade should come as no surprise. This time, the local council want them to move to a “sports village” at Odsal Stadium, which they will share with local rugby league club Bradford Bulls. Many Bantams supporters, however, are struggling to see what exactly the benefits of moving...

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