Posts made in 2010

Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and The Olympic Stadium

By on Oct 6, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

A week ago, it all seemed to be just about decided. A public meeting with Haringey Council ended with a vote that was unanimously in favour of the planning proposals for the new Tottenham Hotspur on a site adjacent to their current ground on White Hart Lane. The plans now only have to be signed off by the Mayor of London in order to be able to begin. Spurs...

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A TV Dogs’ Dinner

By on Oct 6, 2010 in Latest, Opinion | 1 comment

I gave them a fortnight. But still they didn’t get to the point. After Stan Collymore’s anti-Match of the Day rant, the great, the good and the Mail’s Martin Samuel all had their say, with full advantage taken of the opportunity to stick the boot into Alan Shearer for his overwhelming blandness. Yet the one thing missing from just about everyone’s comments was a...

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Dundee On The Brink

Dundee On The Brink

By on Oct 6, 2010 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

It’s a fortnight now since Dundee were plunged into their current crisis, and more than a week since the promise of a statement within 48 hours. Nothing has been forthcoming – at least in terms of official statements there’s been almost no news since then. Discussions and negotiations are ongoing behind the scenes to try and reach a deal with HMRC,...

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Liverpool Football Club Prepares For The Takeover End Game

By on Oct 6, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 8 comments

The Board of Directors have received two excellent financial offers to buy the Club that would repay all its long-term debt. A Board meeting was called today to review these bids and approve a sale. Shortly prior to the meeting, the owners – Tom Hicks and George Gillett – sought to remove Managing Director Christian Purslow and Commercial Director Ian...

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10 Years Of Torment For Bradford City

By on Oct 5, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 9 comments

Bradford City slipped into the bottom two of the Football League at the weekend when only ten years ago they were still a Premier League club. Bradford supporter Jason MacKeown is of the opinion that it is somebody else’s turn to suffer. The glass-empty default setting which typifies most football fans means that, from time-to-time, we’ve all wallowed in...

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