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Aberdeen: McGhee out, Brown in

Eighteen months after Aberdeen last raided Motherwell for a manager, they’ve decided that one is not fit for the purpose, and have gone back to the same dealers to get a better one.

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December 10, 2010
Ian

Friday Night Video Special: Football, Fussball, Voetbal Part Two: Spain, Portugal And Italy

The constraints of time mean that it’s time for a video this evening, but what a video it is. Some of you may recall that we showed the first part of the BBC’s documentary series from 1995, “Football Fussball Voetbal”, earlier this week. That was about the history of British teams in European football, and…

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December 10, 2010
Ian
Friday essay: A World Cup debut for Qatar

Friday essay: A World Cup debut for Qatar

For this week’s Picture That Dotmund Did, he’s worrying about history as usual. Qatar have just two more attempts to qualify for the World Cup before they become the first debutant to host a World Cup Finals since a time when goalkeepers smoked during corner kicks.

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December 10, 2010
Ted

Christmas Comes Early For A Second Year In A Row

This time last year, we celebrated winning a Gold Award at the When Saturday Comes Webwatch awards, and we are delighted to be able to confirm (for those of you that aren’t involved in Twitter and/or haven’t bought the brand new edition of the magazine yet) that, in a decision that startled us as much…

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December 10, 2010
Ian

FA Cup Match Of The Midweek 2: Luton Town 1-3 Charlton Athletic

Luton Town, it’s probably fair to say, go into this evening’s FA Cup Second Round match against Charlton Athletic with a point to prove. It’s not so long ago that the likes of Charlton were the meat and bread of Luton, but the last couple of years have been harsh on the club, a points…

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December 9, 2010
Ian

Alan Luvs Mike: Which Way Now For Newcastle United?

Five and a half years. Has any manager been given a contract that long before? No-one springs immediately to mind. Over the last couple of days, Newcastle United supporters have been consoling themselves over the departure of Chris Hughton that it might not be Alan Pardew that succeeds him. The rumours of him being a…

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December 9, 2010
Ian
Mungo S03E19

Mungo S03E19

With chairman Sir Roddy Bulbs confined in what may be sensitively termed the nuthouse, a new man is temporarily at the helm of the good ship Heart of Clachmaninshire. And he’s not in the mood to take penalty decisions for an answer. Dotmund remains Britain’s biggest idiot. Click for full-size

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December 9, 2010
Ted
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