September 2010

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Clubs In Crisis: How Time Flies (Part One)

Mark Murphy has been away, but returned to find that some things haven’t changed in English football.

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September 22, 2010
Mark

Match Of The Midweek: Spurs 1-4 Arsenal

Small wonder that Arsene Wenger accepted the punishment meted out after his shouting session against Sunderland afternoon with such a muted response. He’s down £8,000 financially (although clubs are usually held liable for fines run up by their staff) and he’s missing this evening’s League Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur. Considering that Wenger has been…

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September 21, 2010
Ian

Watching Football The Third Way

If over the past couple of years you’ve picked up a copy of either Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson or Why England Lose by Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski, then the chances are that, like me, you probably found both titles to be immensely enjoyable reads but were struck by the intimidating amount of…

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September 20, 2010
Ian

125 Years Of Lewes FC

They had talked, during the week, of what the crowd might be on Saturday. That the average home crowd of Lewes FC in the Blue Square South has risen by fifty per cent this season in spite of being near the bottom of the table says something in itself about the moves that are already…

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September 19, 2010
Ian

Scottish League Restructuring: More Plans That Miss The Point

Plans to restructure the Scottish League are coming so thick and fast at the moment that it’s not necessary to have an article to discuss or to dissect each one separately, but the latest plan to be floated by the SPL contains some elements that are worse than most.

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September 19, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Week: Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool

Manchester United vs Liverpool. Aon vs Standard Chartered. Nike vs Adidas. The warm, sticky smell of testosterone and hubris hangs large in the air this afternoon for this match, but all is not well at either Old Trafford or Anfield. Manchester United are still unbeaten since the start of the season, but they are a…

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September 19, 2010
Ian

Sam Allardyce Offers Us A Glimpse Into His Mind

Most people involved in modern football receive considerable media training from quite an early age. This manifests itself in several different ways, from the studied mind-games and self-promotion of Jose Mourinho to Michael Owen, who has spent well over a decade as a professional footballer without having ever managed to say anything of note in…

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September 18, 2010
Ian
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