Posts made in May, 2010

World Cup Tales: The Murder Of A Footballer, 1994

World Cup Tales: The Murder Of A Footballer, 1994

By on May 26, 2010 in History, Latest | 2 comments

In amongst the razzamatazz of the 1994 World Cup, which kicked off with Diana Ross putting a penalty kick wide of the goal during the opening ceremony and finished with Roberto Baggio putting one over in a penalty shoot-out that seemed pre-ordained to follow a desperately bad final between Italy and Brazil, the darkest of football’s dark hearts showed its...

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East Stirlingshire Lose Their Sugar Daddy

East Stirlingshire Lose Their Sugar Daddy

By on May 26, 2010 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

The resignation last week of East Stirlingshire’s Vice-Chairman Spencer Fearn marks the end of another chapter for a club who have been through the mill over the past decade, and leaves their immediate prospects a little uncertain. Contract offers to players have been put on hold while the club works out a new budget, and manager Jim McInally has offered to take a...

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Are Wednesday & Palace Cracking Up?

Are Wednesday & Palace Cracking Up?

By on May 25, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 9 comments

A brave, or foolhardy, contributor to the Sheffield Wednesday fans’ website “Owlstalk” last week asked the straightforward question “Who did what?” about club chairman Lee Strafford’s recent departure. The last time I dared look at the thread, it had stretched to 57 pages of responses but barely an answer. Meanwhile, at Crystal Palace, former chairman Simon Jordan...

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World Cup Tales: The Story Of The First World Cup, 1930

World Cup Tales: The Story Of The First World Cup, 1930

By on May 24, 2010 in History, Latest | 0 comments

It should come as no great surprise to any seasoned FIFA watchers that the entire history of the organisation has been about its politicking, and still less that this has frequently extended itself into the hosting of its showpiece tournament, the World Cup. When we go back as far as to look at the formation of the organisation, we see one that was at its very...

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