Posts made in September, 2010

Match Of The Midweek: Spurs 1-4 Arsenal

Match Of The Midweek: Spurs 1-4 Arsenal

By on Sep 21, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

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...

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Watching Football The Third Way

Watching Football The Third Way

By on Sep 20, 2010 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

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 research that the authors had undertaken. Naturally, as...

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125 Years Of Lewes FC

125 Years Of Lewes FC

By on Sep 19, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

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 being made to restore the links between the clubs and its community, but the...

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Scottish League Restructuring: More Plans That Miss The Point

Scottish League Restructuring: More Plans That Miss The Point

By on Sep 19, 2010 in Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

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. Not because of the league structure, particularly, though here again there’s nothing much...

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Match Of The Week: Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool

Match Of The Week: Manchester United 3-2 Liverpool

By on Sep 19, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

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 curiously unsatisfactory team this season so far....

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