Posts made in July, 2010

Diagnosis: Merthyr

Diagnosis: Merthyr

By on Jul 23, 2010 in Finance, Latest | 11 comments

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 the Football Conference in 1979, Welsh football clubs...

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Portsmouth: All Kinds Of Everything Which Need Investigating

Portsmouth: All Kinds Of Everything Which Need Investigating

By on Jul 23, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 11 comments

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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Mungo 2010/11: New Faces, part 1

Mungo 2010/11: New Faces, part 1

By on Jul 22, 2010 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 0 comments

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 we’ll get to know them in...

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World Cup Technical Ecstasy

World Cup Technical Ecstasy

By on Jul 21, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

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 past tournaments than the title “Technical Study Group Report”...

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The Horlicks That Is The Current Offside Law

The Horlicks That Is The Current Offside Law

By on Jul 21, 2010 in Latest | 5 comments

It’s a couple of months old now, but my attention was recently directed to this article by The Guardian’s Jonathan Wilson, eulogising the current offside law, or more to the point the current interpretation of it. Before I get down to the serious business of slagging it off let me acknowledge: it’s an interesting article, and most of Wilson’s...

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