July 2010

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Why Talk Of Tottenham And The Olympic Stadium Feels Wide Of The Mark

Supporters of  both Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United could have been forgiven for choking a little if they happened to see this article on the BBC’s website today. On the front page of the site was a story that would certainly leave both sets of supporters with a feeling that their hearts were beating…

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July 26, 2010
Ian

Conflicting Season Ticket Stories At Old Trafford

A most curious little article appealed on the Daily Telegraph’s website on Thursday, stating that the Green & Gold protest against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club had failed because season ticket sales at Old Trafford for the coming season had topped 50,000. It was curious because it lacked any real detail behind the…

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July 23, 2010
Ian

Diagnosis: Merthyr

One of the perceived anomalies in European club football is the presence of the six Welsh clubs in the English league system. What a lot of people don’t realise, however, is that historically the Football League was the pinnacle of a system that encompassed both England and Wales, and that prior to the launch of…

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July 23, 2010
Ian

Portsmouth: All Kinds Of Everything Which Need Investigating

The problem with the media’s attempted coverage of Portsmouth’s saga is that the saga is little to do with Portsmouth, or football, at all. And in newspapers carefully compartmentalised into home, foreign, business and sports news… and celebrity shite, the off-the-field tale of Portsmouth doesn’t belong exclusively within any one compartment. The story is most…

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July 23, 2010
Mark

Mungo 2010/11: New Faces, part 1

In spite of the financial mismanagement which, conveniently, he seems to have forgotten the specific details of, Dotmund is very excited to reveal that Heart of Clachmaninshire have been busy in the transfer market over the summer.  Last week you may have spotted some new arrivals in the team photograph, and over the coming Thursdays…

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July 22, 2010
Ted

World Cup Technical Ecstasy

Now that you know what Martin Samuel and Alan Shearer think, you might not be interested in any more expert views on the recently-finished World Cup. But amid the small print on the “past World Cups” page of FIFA’s website is a link to a series of documents which provide a more fascinating insight into…

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July 21, 2010
Mark
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