May 2010

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Shit Shot Mungo: Substitute! S02E01

The normal season has now more or less finished and Mungo McCrackas is taking an ill-deserved break from football before coming back to our screens with our World Cup special series, “Mungo In Africa”, which starts in a couple of weeks or so. To fill this void, though, we are proud to be able to…

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May 20, 2010
Ted

Match Of The Midweek: Rotherham United 2-0 Aldershot Town (3-0 Agg)

The Don Valley Stadium, on the Rotherham side of Sheffield, couldn’t be much much less like Millmoor, Rotherham United’s home from 1907 until 2008. Millmoor may have been a little untidy but it was home for The Millers, with a scrap metal yard behind one of the stands beind the goal, the crane from which…

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May 20, 2010
Ian

Scottish Football: A Season Review

With the Cup Final and the play-offs finishing at the weekend – and no Scottish involvement in any other football that may be taking place in the next few weeks – that’s another season over. It’s been a year that’s seen more nationl team failure, the depatures of George Burley and Gordon Smith, and even more soul-searching than usual about the future of the domestic game. So what’s been happening and where does it all go from here?

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May 19, 2010
Ian

The Tuesday Morning Links Emporium

Sorry we’re a day late with your weekly links, but everything has been a little up in the air and, of course, the weekend’s activities involving Lord Triesman required comment that couldn’t really be postponed. Anyway, this week’s links contain the application of Soccernomics to the World Cup, the pros and cons of allowing comments…

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May 18, 2010
Ian

World Cup Tales: When The Two Germanies Collided, 1974

The Cold War spread insiduously into every aspect of life between the end of the second world war and the end of the 1980s, and sport was no exception to this rule, whether it was the Soviets and Americans boycotting each others’ Olympic Games or Bobby Fischer facing off against Boris Spassky at chess in…

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May 18, 2010
Ian

The Mail On Sunday Could Cost England The 2018 World Cup

This morning, Mark Murphy drew some conclusions about the benign influence of the Premier League in the fall of Lord Triesman from the FA. Ian King, however, feels that the blame for such incidents as this lies squarely with the press itself, who have been complicit in an agenda aimed at removing Triesman since he…

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May 17, 2010
Ian

The Power Of The Premier League

I am not going to pass any moral judgment on the grubby Melissa Jacobs, who secretly recorded a private conversation with the now ex-FA independent chairman, in order to make him the ex-FA independent chairman. I’m sure she had her reasons – quite possibly tens of thousands of them. Nor am I going to pass…

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May 17, 2010
Mark
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