Posts made in August, 2010

English Match Of The Week: Coventry City 2-1 Derby County

English Match Of The Week: Coventry City 2-1 Derby County

By on Aug 22, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

In 1959, Coventry City celebrated the inauguration of the Fourth Division of the Football League by getting promoted after seven seasons in football’s basement. Within eight years they were a First Division club and, against all odds, they held onto their status in the top division for almost three and a half decades before slipping through the trapdoor again....

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The Blue Square Premier Television Deal: Once Bitten, Apparently Still Not Shy

The Blue Square Premier Television Deal: Once Bitten, Apparently Still Not Shy

By on Aug 20, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 16 comments

When Setanta Sports went belly up during the summer of 2009, it left the Blue Square Premier in something of a bind. There was talk of this being a repeat of the ITV Digital disaster of 2002, when the collapse of a broadcaster left a large number of Football League clubs in serious trouble having already spent money that they hadn’t yet received. The BSP got...

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Joey Barton’s Moustache: A Photo Essay

Joey Barton’s Moustache: A Photo Essay

By on Aug 20, 2010 in Art, English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

The big news from the Premier League’s opening week has surely been Newcastle’s loveable midfielder Joey Barton’s pledge to not shave off his moustache until his club win their first league match of the season. Even though the Magpies are kicking off with tough games against Manchester United and Aston Villa, it’s unlikely that the results of...

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