Posts made in September, 2010

Sam Allardyce Offers Us A Glimpse Into His Mind

Sam Allardyce Offers Us A Glimpse Into His Mind

By on Sep 18, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

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 an interview. There...

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The Intrigue Surrounding Karl Oyston’s “Bankruptcy”

The Intrigue Surrounding Karl Oyston’s “Bankruptcy”

By on Sep 17, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

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 sits in fourth place...

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

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

By on Sep 16, 2010 in English League Football, History, Latest | 4 comments

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 other-worldly. At what point, however, did this...

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Mungo S03E07

Mungo S03E07

By on Sep 16, 2010 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 0 comments

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 by prehistoric man as a universal...

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Cafe Calcio Looks To Break The Mould

Cafe Calcio Looks To Break The Mould

By on Sep 15, 2010 in Latest, Opinion | 3 comments

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 be healthy but there have...

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