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Wayne Rooney, Manchester United And Contempt

Manchester United supporters have learnt a tough lesson this week. The fact that footballers are mercenaries may be common knowledge amongst fans of most clubs, but Manchester United, by virtue of their sheer scale, have been largely insulated from this. They have...

Video Of The Week: Match Of The Eighties, 1983/84

It’s a couple of days later than usual, but this week’s Video Of The Week returns to the BBC’s “Match Of The Eighties” series and on to the 1983/84 season. Liverpool had run away with the 1982/83 league title and they were to repeat this...

Ilkeston Town FC: A Small Club For A Big Society?

The battle for the future of football in Ilkeston is now on. Ben Shave reports on what has been going on since the old club in the town was liquidated. Since becoming Prime Minister, David Cameron has consistently referred to his ‘Big Society’, describing it as his...
Mungo S03E12

Mungo S03E12

It’s late October, which means the first frosts are on the ground, the nights are drawing in and Heart of Clachmaninshire FC are in crisis. But this year, they’ve done it in some style. Thanks to their bizarre egg-based plot to introduce a new player, they...

When Both The Mind And Body Are Willing…

Dean Windass, who turned forty-one earlier this year, has signed up to play for Scarborough Athletic in the Northern Counties East League and should be playing for them on a game-by-game contract soon. Some might regard this as a fall from grace, but the urge to keep...