Posts made in December, 2009

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E22

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E22

By on Dec 31, 2009 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 1 comment

The final Mungo of 2009 sees Heart of Clackmannannshire’s Mungo Crackas having spent the last two weeks failing to score a goal, although he has grown a rather natty beard. With the terrorist group The Mungo Front seeming likely to do their worst, however, chairman and magnet magnate Sir Roddy Bulbs has some news that may just change the club’s fortunes...

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A Tussle With The Tax Man

A Tussle With The Tax Man

By on Dec 31, 2009 in Finance, Latest | 10 comments

So, the realpolitik of overspending has finally come home to roost in the Premier League with the issuance of a winding up order against Portsmouth. Such action by HMRC is hardly surprising. The authorities long since stopped caring too much about what happens to them, and why should they? Much is made in some circles of football turning from a sport into a...

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2009 – Year Of Missing The Point

2009 – Year Of Missing The Point

By on Dec 30, 2009 in Finance, Latest | 2 comments

Financial and football journalism have long been distant cousins. And since the formation of the Premier League in 1992, that has largely not mattered. This year, however, it has. Give or take a Norman Lamont-inspired week or two during its inaugural season, the Premier League has lived through economic boom times allied with a bottomless pit of broadcast revenue...

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Match Of The Week: Peterborough United 4-4 Cardiff City

Match Of The Week: Peterborough United 4-4 Cardiff City

By on Dec 29, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 6 comments

Being bottom of the table going into the new year is, unsurprisingly, held by most to be a somewhat negative omen. In a division of twenty-four teams in which three have to be relegated at the end of each season, that the one that is in the very bottom position should normally be one of those to fall through the trapdoor shouldn’t really come as a surprise,...

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Chester’s Near Miss

Chester’s Near Miss

By on Dec 28, 2009 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 13 comments

The festive period may have come and gone, but the confusing world of the ownership of football clubs continues to rumble on. The recent break has seen developments involving two names that have graced these pages before, Morell Maison and John Batchelor. with mixed results. Maison came to our attention because of his time in charge at Southern League club Halesowen...

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