January 2010

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Football & The Media – There’s Something In The Air

The game is starting to smell rotten from the inside out, and this smell is starting to become all-pervasive to the extent that even those that have been trying to avoid the smell or don’t have a particularly strong sense of smell are starting to notice it.

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January 20, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Midweek: Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United

There are so many threads to tie together with this match that it is almost impossible to keep track of them all and the feeling, for the first time in a decade and a half, that Manchester United’s place at or about the top of the table may not be as perpetual as we had all thought, is certainly on the rise.

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January 19, 2010
Ian

Woz It The Sun Wot Won West Ham For Sullivan & Gold?

The battle for control of West Ham United was fought as much in the pages of the sports press as it was between the parties concerned, and it was the tabloids that won out for David Sullivan and David Gold.

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January 19, 2010
Mark

The Last Time That Manchester City Made A Cup Semi-Final…

History, it has been said many times, is written by the victors. It’s a thought that may pass through the heads of some older Manchester City supporters during their League Cup semi-final against Manchester United at The City of Manchester Stadium this evening.

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January 19, 2010
Ian

Newry City vs Larne: Match Abandoned – Player’s Head Kicked Off

An Irish Cup match between Newry City and Larne descended into chaos at the weekend when the players gave up on the football and decided to fight each other instead. The supporters of the two clubs are the only people that emerge from it all with much credit.

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January 18, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Week: Colchester United 0-5 Norwich City

There has been bad blood between Colchester United and Norwich City this season, ever since Norwich reacted to being beaten 7-1 at home by them by appointing their manager. Norwich had a chance for revenge yesterday, then, and Colchester’s defenders seemed more than happy to help them.

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January 17, 2010
Ian

No Trust In The Trust: Kings Lynn Football Is Given To A Speculator

The new football club for Kings Lynn FC will not, as had been widely expected, be owned by the supporters trust. Buster Chapman, the speedway man, is the new owner and he need to get it right – so far, however, there haven’t been too many signs that he will do.

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January 15, 2010
Ian
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