Posts made in 2010

Cause For Concern At Blackburn?

By on Dec 15, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 11 comments

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 particular Anuradha Desai’s – utter ignorance...

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Dale Roberts: 1986-2010

By on Dec 14, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

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 and that they are in the peak of their physical condition. No matter how many times...

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Pulling Together To Save Kidderminster Harriers

By on Dec 14, 2010 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

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 the pitch, but may even place the future of the...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week

By on Dec 14, 2010 in Latest, Video | 2 comments

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 and Braintree Town....

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Match Of The Midweek: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

By on Dec 14, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

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 process to begin. He strode up, a long run-up, from an angle...

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