Posts made in December, 2009

To Mark, Happy Christmas, Love Man City XXX

To Mark, Happy Christmas, Love Man City XXX

By on Dec 20, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

It was probably unsurprising that Manchester City should choose one of the most extraordinary weekends of the season to trump everybody else. While Liverpool supporters finally seemed to be turning on Rafael Benitez after Liverpool lost at Portsmouth, Manchester United were being given a masterclass in ecomonical football by Fulham and Chelsea were scratching and...

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Match Of The Week: Fulham 3-0 Manchester United

Match Of The Week: Fulham 3-0 Manchester United

By on Dec 20, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

Christmas is coming, and there is something in the air in the Premier League. A decade that has been remorselessly dominated by four clubs and four clubs alone is ending with at least three of those four clubs showing signs of wear and tear. Normal service may well be resumed in the new year, but for now the rest of the Premier League has scented blood and is going...

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The 1962/63 Season: When Winter Really Came To Britain

The 1962/63 Season: When Winter Really Came To Britain

By on Dec 19, 2009 in History, Latest | 4 comments

Winter has suddenly and not entirely expectedly descended on England this week and, predictably, it is playing merry havoc with the football schedules on the last Saturday before Christmas. At the time of writing, thirteen matches in the Football League have already been postponed, and it is likely that more will follow. Some may view this as a welcome opportunity...

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The Value Of Shareholder Democracy At Rangers & Watford

The Value Of Shareholder Democracy At Rangers & Watford

By on Dec 18, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 11 comments

When Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston extolled the virtues of shareholder democracy over supporter-led democratic ownership at his club’s recent annual general meeting, he could never have imagined how utterly his arguments would be undermined by other events during the meeting. Not even the latest shenanigans (for that is what they are) at Watford could provide...

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The Highland League Shows Itself Up In Public

The Highland League Shows Itself Up In Public

By on Dec 17, 2009 in Latest, Scottish Football | 3 comments

Not so long ago on this site we marked the passing of one volunteer at one non-league football club by reflecting on the fact that without these volunteers, there would be no non-league football. Part of the battle for smaller clubs is in getting any publicity within a media culture that continues to ignore them almost all of the time, but one small technological...

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