Posts made in January, 2010

The African Cup Of Nations – The Story So Far

The African Cup Of Nations – The Story So Far

By on Jan 23, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Mark Murphy has been slumped on his couch watching the African Cup of Nations for the last couple of weeks. He peeled himself away to bring us up to date with the goings-on in Angola. After some early shocks, Africa’s football “powerhouses” (and Algeria) have scraped into the quarter-finals. And at times the football has been a joy – if, sadly but understandably,...

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The Stirling Albion Supporters Trust Get It Wrong

The Stirling Albion Supporters Trust Get It Wrong

By on Jan 21, 2010 in Latest, Scottish Football | 14 comments

Since the start of the age of the commercialisation within football, supporters have been pretty tolerant of much of the “progress” that has been made. Sponsors names on shirts and grounds, kick-off times being switched to suit television audiences and matches being put onto pay-TV have all been tolerated when they benefitted no-one but those that stood...

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Shit Shot Mungo: S02E25

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E25

By on Jan 21, 2010 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 2 comments

This week’s “Shit Shot Mungo” should also be known as “Mungo Noir, the avant garde masterpiece, directed by Fritz Lang”, according to Ted Carter. Well, he may or may not be right about that but there is definitely a fight between The Goalinator and Mungo McCrackas as well as a seventeen tonne weight in this week’s episode, and it...

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Chester City: The Death Rattle – Part 9

Chester City: The Death Rattle – Part 9

By on Jan 20, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 7 comments

The supporters group Chester Fans United may not have reached a consensus over whether they should formally call a boycott of their club, but it seems to have started already. They beaten 1-0 at home in the Blue Square Premier last night by Salisbury City in front of a record low crowd of just 425. The match may turn out to be their last ever home match. They travel...

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

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

By on Jan 20, 2010 in Finance, Latest | 13 comments

In an extraordinary article in the Daily Mirror yesterday, Oliver Holt put forward a call to arms to all football supporters and offered an impassioned defence of those that are protesting against the way that our game is being mismanaged at the moment. Last Friday the Daily Mail, of all people, ran an article on FC United of Manchester that came close to being a...

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