February 2010

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Who Will An FA Cup Overhaul Really Benefit?

The FA Cup, according to The Times, may need to be “saved”. But does it, and is Ian Watmore the right man for the job? If the ideas being looked at are anything to go by, we at least know the answer to the second of these questions.

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February 14, 2010
Ian

Notts County & Munto Finance: The Inquest Begins

“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” was the rhetorical question asked by John Lydon to the audience at the end of what turned out to be The Sex Pistols’ last show, at the Winterland in SanFrancisco in 1978. If only football club owners were as candid.

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February 13, 2010
Ian

Southend United’s Counter-Attack Against HMRC

When HMRC came a-calling for Southend United’s tax debt, the club decided that it didn’t the money in the first place. Or did it? Mark Murphy finds mixed messages coming from Roots Hall, and supporters of the club are now very concerned about its long-term well-being.

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February 12, 2010
Mark

Notts County Part Two: Arrivederci, Peter Trembling

So, farewell then, Peter Trembling. Disingenuous to the last. If there was one person who personified the numerous mistakes made by Notts County football club over this past year, it was Trembling.

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February 11, 2010
Mark

Notts County – The Morning After The Night Before

The dream that started at Notts County died today. After weeks of turbulence, many at Meadow Lane had been holding onto increasingly tenuous claims that big investment was coming into the club and the continuing presence there of Peter Trembling and Sven-Goran Eriksson.

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February 11, 2010
Ian

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E28

As the few of you have been paying attention will have noted, Mungo McCrackas found love in last week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”. With a crown, a cigar and a new facial tattoo, though, he’s back in the teamfor this week’s episode of the cartoon.

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February 11, 2010
Ian

Chester City: The Truth Of The Debt Revealed

The story of the winding down of Chester City has been gathering pace all day. The club’s expulsion from the Football Conference now seems close to inevitable after it was confirmed that their match against Wrexham this Sunday was cancelled after a prohibition notice was served on the club by Chester Trading Standards office.

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February 10, 2010
Ian
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