Posts made in 2010

Spare A Thought At The New Year For Ryton FC

By on Dec 31, 2010 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

First of all, we would quickly like to take to opportunity to thank everybody that has stopped by at this site during 2010, and to wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2011. To finish off this year, we’re grateful to Michael Hudson, who is reporting for us on the subject of ongoing financial problems at Ryton FC of the Northern League. Hopefully we...

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The Twohundredpercent Review Of 2010, Part Two: Off The Pitch

By on Dec 31, 2010 in Latest, Politics | 2 comments

If 2010 ended up being frequently forgettable on the pitch, then away from it we saw a year which combined the good, the bad and the ugly in almost equal measures. The year began with the faint scent of revolution in the air. Old Trafford was revolting, but would anything come of it? The answer, as it turned out, was no and, although season ticket sales at...

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Match Of The Midweek 2: Liverpool 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

By on Dec 30, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 3 comments

There comes, perhaps, a point when there can be no further glossing over of it all. Upon the full-time whistle at Anfield this evening, Roy Hodgson looked defeated, and not just in terms of this particular football match. He was carrying the gaunt expression of a man that is surely now only living on borrowed time and it is difficult to imagine how this situation...

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Match Of The Midweek 1: West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Blackburn Rovers

By on Dec 29, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

To the outsider, Blackburn Rovers had always been one of the more stable Premier League clubs. However, since the arrival of Indian Poultry giants Venky’s last month, the off-field business at Ewood Park (covered elsewhere by Ian and Mark) has seen Rovers become the Premier League’s latest basket case. On the pitch, Steve Kean has had a loss at home to Stoke and a...

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The Twohundredpercent Review Of 2010, Part One: On The Pitch

By on Dec 29, 2010 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 2 comments

In many ways, 2010 has been an unusual curate’s egg of a year on the pitch. With the value of hindsight, we can see that not everything that we might have predicted last January came to pass yet, at the same time, it often felt as if it was very much business as usual on the pitch. The clubs of the Premier League and Barcelona, the aesthetes choice, all...

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