April 2010

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Few Tears For John Batchelor

The former York City owner John Batchelor died at the relatively youthful age of fifty-one in a Stockport hospital on the eleventh of April. The news of his death has been greeted with a mixture of shock and surprise by many that were aware of him. It would, however, be fair to say that his…

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April 19, 2010
Ian

The Title That No-One Wants To Win?

English football season has had more than its fair share of madness this season, but the race for the title is starting to give off a hint of being the title race that no-one wins. Only one of the top three clubs in the Premier League have been able to manage all three points, and…

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April 18, 2010
Ian

Gillett & Hicks: Overpaid, Over-leveraged And… Over

At a time when stock market flotations were all the rage in top football circles, performance-related pay (PRP) was all the rage in public sector/civil service offices. Both ideas proved to be rubbish (see “bankers’ bonuses” for details). But not before both wrought considerable damage. A key part of PRP where I once worked was…

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April 16, 2010
Mark

World Cup Preview: Group A

The 19th FIFA World Cup kicks off in nine weeks today, and as such Dotmund continues his almost-in-depth look ahead to this summer’s festivities. Today is the beginning of his preview of each of the eight groups, having been sent foraging for facts on the internet with only his trusty huge mackerel baguette for company. Predictably enough, we start with Group A.

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April 16, 2010
Ted

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E36

Well, it’s Thursday night and that can only mean one thing – it’s Shit Shot Mungo time. In this week’s episode, the fall-out from Sid “Bisto” Nixon’s funeral continues with the news that their relegation rivals are to be docked, suspiciously enough, exactly the number of points required to give Heart of Clackmannannshire a chance…

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April 15, 2010
Ted

Lewes 0-0 St Albans City

It’s a fresh, spring evening, and the eyes of most of the football world are fixed upon the North London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. In one small corner of East Sussex, however, a match is being played out in the Blue Square South between two clubs that have both had their degree of…

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April 15, 2010
Ian

Stockport County – No-one Is Innocent

As football club nicknames go, “The Hatters” isn’t the luckiest. First Luton headed for a remake of their 1988 FA Cup semi-final meeting with Wimbledon this season, in the Blue Square Premier. And, for much of the last year, Stockport County have been heading the same way. “Where to start?” is both a literal and…

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April 15, 2010
Mark
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