March 2010

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Match Of The Midweek: Leeds United 0-2 Millwall

The favourites for promotion before the start of the season, Leeds United started 2009/10 as if they were in something of a hurry to finally lay the ghosts of lower division football to rest and get back to something approaching the normality of the Championship. Their credentials seemed to be confirmed by their January FA…

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March 22, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Week: Scunthorpe United 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

As if by stealth, the end of the season is creeping up on us. League matches now all hold a degree of greater significance, but the finite nature of the season doesn’t feel so obvious until the last few weeks. At the bottom of the Championship, things are as tight as ever. There is a…

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March 21, 2010
Ian

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Three)

For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to mournful dirges. The selection of words has, in many countries, brought about national debate that has been all-encompassing. In the case of Spain, it was decided that it would probably be for the best just to not bother having any for the sake of national unity.

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March 19, 2010
Ted

What A Night To Be A Fulham Supporter

Spring is in the air, and the good news stories just keep coming. Former Chester City supporters seem to have a decisive upper hand in their battle to get their own club, run on their own terms. Durham City of the Unibond League end a run of twenty-nine successive defeats with two wins in a…

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March 19, 2010
Ian

Football At The World Cup: Part One (1966-1978)

Four years ago, we ran an article on the subject of the theme music used by British television companies for World Cup finals series. It seemed to touch a nerve at the time and today it’s back. It’s a little more complete than it was four years ago, although there are still one or two…

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March 18, 2010
Ian

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E32

This week’s Shit Shot Mungo is episode number fifty, no less, and in this week’s episode Heart of Clackmannannshire finally face up to the relegation battle that sees them almost one hundred points from safety in the league. Unfortunately, Mungo McCrackas isn’t the man to spearhead any revival, so Sir Roddy Bulbs takes control of…

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March 18, 2010
Ted

Portsmouth’s Nine Point Deduction Kicks In

As Portsmouth slid into administration, the grim reality of their predicament could be seen from a cursory glance at the bottom of the Premier League table. The club is, of course, bottom of the table, but they have been there much of the season. The unpleasant added bonus is that they are now cast adrift…

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March 17, 2010
Ian
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