Posts made in May, 2010

World Cup Tales – Magyarország! The Greatest Team Never To Win A World Cup? Hungary, 1954

World Cup Tales – Magyarország! The Greatest Team Never To Win A World Cup? Hungary, 1954

By on May 29, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

The story of football in the years immediately following the end of the Second World War often seemed to be following a pre-prepared script, but it was a script that, at the World Cup finals at least, the competing nations seemed unwilling to follow. In 1950, the tournament should have been a procession for the host nation, Brazil, but in the final minutes of the...

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Scudamore & Clarke: Chief To Chair

Scudamore & Clarke: Chief To Chair

By on May 29, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

The Football League has a new chairman, in the form of former Leicester City chairman Greg Clarke, the man that took the club through one of football’s more notorious insolvency events, during the 2002/2003 season. Mark Murphy takes a look at Clarke’s first interviews since taking his new job, and compares and contrasts his views with those of Richard...

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The Supporters Trust Movement Reaches Serie A

The Supporters Trust Movement Reaches Serie A

By on May 28, 2010 in European Club Football, Latest | 2 comments

Yesterday was an important day in Italian Football Culture, as Serie A’s first Supporters Trust – Azionariato Popolare AS Roma – was formed, as the first attempt to run a football club by the fans in Italy. Azionariato Popolare AS Roma are the second Trust to be formed it Italy, after Società Cooperativa Modena Sport Club was formed in 2008, by fans of Serie B...

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World Cup Preview: Group G

World Cup Preview: Group G

By on May 28, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in just two weeks today, which is so exciting the hair on my legs keeps on spontaneously erupting into flames.  By this time next week – when your correspondent Dotmund (to use his Brazilian footballer nickname) completes his guide to the groups – all the final squads will be announced and we’ll be good to go. ...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Substitute! S02E02

Shit Shot Mungo: Substitute! S02E02

By on May 27, 2010 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 2 comments

There are only two weeks now to go until the World Cup finals, and with Mungo McCrackas having decided to cycle to South Africa rather than fly (he apparently insists that it is “good for his guns”), this week we have another episode of “Substitute!”. In this week’s extract, some of the Heart of Clackmannanshire’s players are...

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