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Video Of The Week: Only A Game, The Story Of Scottish Football, Part 4: The Game

We’re up to the fourth of our five episodes of the 1985 BBC Scotland documentary series, “Only a Game? The Story of Scottish Football”, this evening, and tonight’s episode is on the subject of “The Game” itself. This episode shines, possibly more than any other in the series on the strength of its archive footage….

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December 16, 2010
Ian

Mansfield Are Going Home

It has been a week of conflicting news for Mansfield Town but, after it looked as if their future may be hanging in the balance, there has finally been some good news for supporters of the Blue Square Premier club. As regular readers of this site will already be aware, Mansfield were evicted from their…

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December 16, 2010
Ian
Mungo S03E20

Mungo S03E20

Heart of Clachmaninshire’s Christmas came early when the Scottish FA decided to allow them to take a one-off penalty after the scandal of 73rd Lanarkgate. The only potential problem is that the man charged with the responsibility is Mungo McCrackas, their deadly number 46 shirt. Like the Scottish football league itself, Mungo now takes a…

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December 16, 2010
Ted

The SPL Plot A Power-Grab

After all the fuss about the refereeing crisis, it’s time for Scottish football to return to some semblance of normality and get back to what it does best and spends most of its time doing – discussing league reconstruction. The second part of (former First Minister) Henry McLeish’s review of the Scottish game is due…

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December 15, 2010
Ian

Cause For Concern At Blackburn?

I was surely not alone in thinking “Ha-ha-ha” when hearing of “Big” Sam Allardyce’s Blackburn departure. But unless there has been a master plan in place since day one (and Maradona’s unexpected appearance in England a few weeks back now has a new explanation), the decision appears the latest example of Venky’s – and in…

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December 15, 2010
Mark

Dale Roberts: 1986-2010

The news of a death always comes as something of a shock, but the news of a death of a footballer usually seems to be more shocking than most. We already know that these are young men living lives that us mere supporters would have given almost anything to have had the chance to do…

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December 14, 2010
Ian

Pulling Together To Save Kidderminster Harriers

A week and a half before Christmas could scarcely be a worse time of the year to be put in this position, but Blue Square Premier club Kidderminster Harriers have taken a double body-blow over the last few days which don’t only threaten to completely derail the club’s encouraging first half of the season on…

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December 14, 2010
Ian
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