Posts made in March, 2010

Football At The World Cup: Part Two (1982-1990)

Football At The World Cup: Part Two (1982-1990)

By on Mar 27, 2010 in History, Latest | 2 comments

Last week, we took you from the beginning of the 1966 World Cup finals through to 1978 through the lens of the television cameras that brought the world’s biggest football tournament into our living rooms. This week we move on to the 1980s and the beginning of the gradual expansion of the tournament. The 1980s were a decade during which technological...

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Who Owns Your Club?

Who Owns Your Club?

By on Mar 27, 2010 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

If there has been one fundamental sea change in the politics of football over the last twelve months, it has been that more and more people are finally asking the question of who owns their football club. Whereas ten or twenty years ago a football club was a nice, convenient place for someone to hide out and, if they wished to, keep a low profile, nowadays football...

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FC United Coming Home?

FC United Coming Home?

By on Mar 26, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 20 comments

Someone in FC United’s offices at Hope Mill in Manchester is very good at burying bad news. On Wednesday night the team suffered their heaviest ever defeat, 1-5, handed out by rivals, league leaders, and all round terrible bastards Bradford Park Avenue. Supporters could be forgiven for waking up Thursday morning and feeling a little bit glum. But instead of long...

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The World Cup Of National Anthems: Part Four

The World Cup Of National Anthems: Part Four

By on Mar 26, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

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...

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Shit Shot Mungo: S02E33

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E33

By on Mar 25, 2010 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 0 comments

With Glen Roeder back at Heart of Clackmannanshire, the seemingly impossible task of the club avoiding relegation has suddenly become considerably more achievable. The Clackers’ new manager is only a temporary measure, though, and the new man for the job prepares himself for press conferences by talking to himself in the mirror in the third person while a...

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