July 6, 2010

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At The Sharp End… Dispatches From Southend, Cardiff, Watford, Preston & Portsmouth

One of the most useful research tools for football finance writing is the “Football Management” site run by Dr. John Beech of Coventry University. Dr. Beech took ten days off recently, and came back to an in-tray” of HMRC-related football fun which would have blocked out the light from his office windows.

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July 6, 2010
Mark

World Cup 2010: Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands

At times they looked like making heavy weather of it, particularly in the last couple of minutes of stoppage time. Indeed, for the first twenty minutes of the second half it looked as if both teams playing in this World Cup semi-final were going to sleepwalk their way into extra-time, but eventually the Netherlands out-muscled…

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July 6, 2010
Ian

Suarez Again: What Constitutes Cheating?

Tonight in Cape Town, Uruguay will take the field against Holland in their biggest match since their last World Cup semi-final in 1970. It will be the biggest match any of their players have ever played and – unless topped by an even bigger one on Sunday – are ever going to play. But, as you are of course aware, one of their key strikers will be missing through suspension, and their arrival at this stage of the competition has been highly controversial following Luis Suarez’s last minute handball in the quarter-final against Ghana last week. You will already have seen plenty of coverage of this incident, not least including Ian’s article here on twohundredpercent the other day, so I won’t go through the detail again.

I will however make my own position clear at the outset – I do not regard what Suarez did as cheating.

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July 6, 2010
Ian

How “Multiculturalism”, Apparently, Cost England The World Cup

Over the last eight days or so, England’s failed bid to win the 2010 World Cup has been picked at repeatedly by the sports press in an attempt to try to rationalise this apparent “disaster” in terms that transcend what we all saw with our own eyes – that they were beaten by a better…

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July 6, 2010
Ian
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