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Non-League Videos Of The Week

This week’s non-league matches of the week come from a variety different competitions. As the weather started to return to something approaching normal, the a near-full schedule of matches was played, including matches in both the FA Trophy and postponed matches from the FA Vase. Our first match is the FA Trophy match between Wimbledon…

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December 14, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Midweek: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

There were just over seventeen minutes to play in this critical, top of the table Premier League match when the whistle blew for a penalty kick. Wayne Rooney picked the ball up and placed it on the spot. In front of the Stretford End, this was his moment, after everything, for redemption and the healing…

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December 14, 2010
Ian

Big Sam Not Big Enough For Blackburn

If there is one thing that the internet has brought us, it has been instant public opinion. However right or wrong, well informed or otherwise it may be, it’s there, in our faces within a few minutes of a news story breaking. This has a value in itself, of sorts. The more people there are…

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December 13, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Week 2: Eastleigh 1-1 Sutton United

Sutton United will always be introduced as the team who knocked Coventry out in the Third Round of FA Cup  in 1989. For non-league clubs, it was a giant-killing escapade towers above all other results and achievements;  The promotions which have been ground out over a whole season, or worked on for  years, the spectacle…

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December 13, 2010
Ian

Internet Provides Small Change in FIFA Reform

We’re delighted to be able to welcome Richard Whittall, who writes the excellent “A More Splendid Life” site, to our site this evening. Tonight, he wonders whether the internet has the ability to muster the required momentum to change FIFA and concludes that… it doesn’t, probably. It’s a familiar Internet phenomenon: something happens in the…

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December 12, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Week: Lancing 4-2 Witham Town (AET)

Hove, Aldrington, Portslade, Fishersgate, Southwick, Shoreham-by-Sea, Lancing. The train rumbles westward along the coast from Brighton for an unexpected treat, an FA Vase Third Round match between Lancing, of the Sussex County League Division Two and Witham Town, of the Essex Senior League. The FA Vase, as many of you will be aware, was first…

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December 12, 2010
Ian

Barcelona And The Sacrifice Of Principles

One of the more singular quirks of some football rivalries is an appropriation of the moral high ground by one club over another. It can be seen in some ways in the rivalry between Celtic and Rangers, where the perception from the outside has long been of a near-bunker mentality at Ibrox. A similar situation…

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December 11, 2010
Ian
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