Posts made in September, 2010

How Would Paul Gascoigne’s Appointment At Garforth Not Be A Publicity Stunt?

By on Sep 28, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

Football management is an extraordinarily harsh business. Managers are judged in the harsh glare of the public eye, with debate over their shortcomings often being led by those that shout the loudest, regardless of whether those doing the shouting are right or not. Many people that we might have expected to be very effective managers have fallen at the first hurdle,...

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Dundee Count The Cost Of Failure (Part 2)

By on Sep 28, 2010 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 3 comments

Since I wrote my previous article on the problems at Dundee during the summer there have been quite a few developments, and over the last week or so events have unravelled at some pace, leaving the club in more serious trouble more quickly than most of us imagined. Last season’s big money push for the First Division title was based on the largesse of Aberdeen...

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Video Of The Week: Match Of The 80s – 1980/81

By on Sep 27, 2010 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Good evening. If you’re reading this in Internet Explorer 7 (or the beta version of IE9, as it goes), there’s a good chance that everything looks a little bit wonky on the site this evening. It’s being sorted, and should be back to normal in the next couple of days or so. Please bear with us while we get it sorted out. Shouldn’t be long. In...

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Scottish Match Of The Week: Aberdeen 2-3 Rangers

Scottish Match Of The Week: Aberdeen 2-3 Rangers

By on Sep 26, 2010 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Most weeks, even when the Old Firm are ostensibly playing other teams, they’re really playing each other by proxy. Neither has blinked yet this season, so with Celtic going three points clear on Saturday it was up to Rangers to play catch-up on Sunday. Maybe the one exception, the one time Rangers play someone else with a bit of proper needle involved and a...

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Clubs In Crisis II – Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth & Manchester United Redux

By on Sep 25, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 0 comments

There are still a few yellowing old Sunday Express’s  in our attic, full of intellect-free, right-wing twaddle (so different now, eh?) from the likes of John Junor, who once famously asked “wouldn’t you rather admit to being a pig than to being Irish?”, and I have every faith that if any of the sports sections survive, there’ll be an article somewhere...

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