The cold air that is whistling through football isn’t solely as a result of the recent wintry weather. HMRC are on the move, and their aim is to recoup taxpayers’ money from football clubs that haven’t been paying their bills.
Monthly Archive: January 2010
Owen Coyle has been receiving plaudits all season. He has refused to break the bank at Burnley and kept his faith in many of the journeymen that got the club into the Premier League. Then, though, he went and blew it, and another little piece of the romance of football died on the inside.
There’s high excitement at Twohundredpercent Towers tonight as this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo” features the triumphant return of that Japanese goal-scoring machine (literally), The Goalinator. And this time, as manager Gary Burns finds out about the full power of The Goalinator to his cost.
During the summer, Southampton came quite close to tkaing a sponsor’s name. As Neil Cotton reports, the relationship between company patronage and football isn’t as simple as saying “companies bad, tradition good”, but where should we draw the line in the sand?
A new year is the perfect time for a fresh start, and Rob Freeman has been looking at ways that football could clean up its financial act once and for all in 2010 with five eminently implementable rule changes that would improve the game for all of us.
Manchester United are considering a bond issue to cover the ongoing issue of servicing their massive debt. Has the sould of Old Trafford already left the building, though?
Manchester United were knocked out of the FA Cup by League One Leeds United this afternoon. Could the time be right for a club from outside of the top two divisions to get to an FA Cup final for the first time? Much will depend on whether they can – or will – hold onto Jermaine Beckford.
Stevenage Borough are flying high while Cambridge United are unexpectedly floundering, and with Stevenage’s rivals at the top of the table, Oxford United, frozen off for the second match in a row, it was a golden opportunity for the Hertfordshire club to hit the top of the Blue Square Premier table.