Posts made in March, 2010

Portsmouth’s Nine Point Deduction Kicks In

Portsmouth’s Nine Point Deduction Kicks In

By on Mar 17, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 0 comments

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 at the foot of the table on ten points, after the nine point...

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Cardiff & Southend vs The High Court: Round Three

Cardiff & Southend vs The High Court: Round Three

By on Mar 17, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 3 comments

Cardiff City and Southend United were both given a stay of execution recently by the High Court in their bids to stave off winding up petitions brought against them. Mark Murphy takes a look at what they have been up to since then and doesn’t find much cause for encouragement. Well, reports are emerging of a fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. So...

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Match Of The Midweek: Chelsea 0-1 Internazionale

Match Of The Midweek: Chelsea 0-1 Internazionale

By on Mar 17, 2010 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 1 comment

How would you feel if you were Roman Abramovich after this evening’s Champions League match between Chelsea and Inter? When he disposed of Jose Mourinho just over three years ago, it was reportedly a show of player power the likes of which the English game had seldom seen before. Mourinho, however, has never quite gone away. He remains a ghost-like presence at...

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Newport County: Back Where They Belong

Newport County: Back Where They Belong

By on Mar 16, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

This season was supposed to be a tough in the Blue Square South, if you listened to the pre-season pundits. Chelmsford City had missed out in the play-offs and were anticipating another championship challenge, Woking, with Wembley appearances and FA Cup giant-killings still comfortably within living memory and had been arguably surprisingly relegated from the Blue...

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Manchester United 1948-1992: The Busby Dynasty

Manchester United 1948-1992: The Busby Dynasty

By on Mar 16, 2010 in English League Football, History, Latest | 0 comments

We have a little break from the usual this morning, with a downloadable, four-part audio cassette produced by the BBC in the early 1990s, just before the death of Sir Matt Busby, which tells the story of Manchester United Football Club through the prism of the involvement of the man that took a run of the mill First Division club and made them the champions of...

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