September 2010

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The Intrigue Surrounding Karl Oyston’s “Bankruptcy”

Blackpool Football Club’s first season in the top division of English football since 1971 has started reasonably well, but the last few months haven’t necessarily have gone quite as successfully for their former chairman, Karl Oyston. While his team has only lost one of its four Premier League matches so far this season and currently…

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September 17, 2010
Ian

The Way We Were: Aston Villa vs Everton, November 1989

Watching repeats of old football matches can be an unsettling experience at times. Watch any match over around thirty years old and everything looks and feels different. The levels of technical expertise and fitness may be lower than they used to be, and the look and feel of the spectacle of the match is strangely…

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September 16, 2010
Ian

Mungo S03E07

Time for our weekly visit to Heart of Clachmaninshire FC, wherever the hell that is.  And it is pleasing to note that, visits of the Pontiff and unexpected displays of match-winning form from previously marginal squad members not withstanding, there are some things which remain as unchanging as the seasons, as if hewn into rock…

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September 16, 2010
Ted

Cafe Calcio Looks To Break The Mould

Anyone that has regularly had to endure the BBC’s “6-0-6″ will be more than aware of the uniquely frustrating feeling of listening boors arguing with boors for hours on end about matters that neither party seems to fully understand. Football on the radio has been ghettoised by the formulaic phone-in for more years than can…

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September 15, 2010
Ian

Tackling Racism Head On, The West Bromwich Albion Way

With just a couple of months left until the voting starts for the hosting of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup finals, it is perhaps unsurprising that a story should enter the public domain regarding racism that involves, to some extent, clubs from the two countries that are the current favourites to win the nomination…

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September 14, 2010
Ian

Video Of The Week: Football & Fascism

As some of you may have noticed, we’ve restarted the “Video Of The Week” section on the site, and this week we have a particular treat for you in the form of the outstanding BBC documentary from 2003, “Football & Fascism”. This film traces the link between three fascist dictators of the twentieth century –…

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September 13, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Midweek: Stoke City 2-1 Aston Villa

With three losses from their opening three matches, Stoke City have a problem. Their third season back in the Premier League has begun with three losses and it is only the dismal form of West Ham United that is keeping them off the bottom of the Premier League table, although there is an element of…

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September 13, 2010
Ian
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