Posts made in April, 2010

Greed Or Unity: The Football League Must Decide

Greed Or Unity: The Football League Must Decide

By on Apr 30, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

Amongst the fulsome tributes offered in the direction of Fulham over the last twenty-four hours or so in the wake of their Europa League win against Hamburg, it was mentioned more than once that they were in what is now League Two as recently as 1997. Even though Fulham’s ascent was largely funded by Mohamed Al-Fayed (and other such rises, as well as more...

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Are Birmingham Running Before They Can Walk?

Are Birmingham Running Before They Can Walk?

By on Apr 30, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 9 comments

One of the least dull points to emerge from the recent Soccerex talk-fest in Manchester was the importance of ‘local identity’ to the financial well-being of football clubs. But this was only thought true of the second-highest echelons of European football; the Football League Championship and ‘lesser’ European national leagues. The big boys, the EPL and La Liga in...

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World Cup Preview: Group C

World Cup Preview: Group C

By on Apr 30, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in six weeks today, close enough that you can start to hear the vuvuzelas and smell the biltong.  Continuing his preview of this summer (winter)’s events, Dotmund has now reached Group C, where he will do his best to cover the large three lions tattoo on his face and behave in the sort of balanced way we like here at...

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Match Of The Midweek: Fulham 2-1 Hamburg SV

Match Of The Midweek: Fulham 2-1 Hamburg SV

By on Apr 29, 2010 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 1 comment

It is a warm, sunny evening in West London. The sun sparkles on the Thames in the pre-match aerial shots of Craven Cottage, but there is a sense of calm before the storm in the air. Tonight, Fulham plays host to the biggest match in their history. Sometimes, it helps just to repeat the following sentence in order to assist with letting it sink in. This evening,...

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Shit Shot Mungo, S02E38: Also, World Cup Wallpaper!

Shit Shot Mungo, S02E38: Also, World Cup Wallpaper!

By on Apr 29, 2010 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 2 comments

This week’s Shit Shot Mungo sees the race for Heart of Clackmannannshire (who, as you may remember, were kept in the SPL relegation race thanks that colossal amounts of corruption and the reintroduction of a Japanese robot that is programmed to score goals) to stay up enter its closing stages. With Mungo banished to the commentary gantry, can the team manage...

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