Posts made in 2010

Big Sam Not Big Enough For Blackburn

By on Dec 13, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

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 commenting on specific story, the closer we can get to something...

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

By on Dec 13, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

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 of the play-offs,  the hurt of relegations, or...

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Internet Provides Small Change in FIFA Reform

By on Dec 12, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

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...

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

By on Dec 12, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

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 competed for in 1975,...

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Barcelona And The Sacrifice Of Principles

By on Dec 11, 2010 in European Club Football, Latest | 3 comments

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 exists in Spain, where Barcelona have, in recent years,...

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