October 2010

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Video Of The Week 2: Match Of The Eighties, 1984/85

With the benefit of hindsight the 1984/85 season and its hideous denouement had been coming, but it wasn’t any less of a surprise when it played out before our very eyes. The safety of football grounds had not been properly addressed in decades and clubs themselves didn’t have either the inclination or the resources to…

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October 27, 2010
Ian

Clearing Up A Few Loose Ends: Celtic, Portsmouth And (Briefly) Wednesday

It’s the football scandal of a generation. And it won’t go away. Colleen Rooney, photographed blatantly sipping a cool drink by a holiday swimming  pool… while there’s a recession on!! I mean not one single British passport holder anywhere else in the world has done that in the last week. As to whether that shite…

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October 27, 2010
Mark

Who would referee an Old Firm game?

Referee Willie Collum made his Old Firm debut on Sunday, and as reported by various media outlets, he – and his family – had suffered death threats by Monday.

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October 26, 2010
Ian

FC United’s FA Cup Dilemma

When the dust settled after a weekend of FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round matches that were watched by over 40,000 people, one tie from the First Round draw stood out from the rest: Rochdale vs FC United of Manchester. It could hardly more apposite that FCUM earned their first appearance in the competition proper of…

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October 26, 2010
Ian

Brinkmanship: The Watchword For This Season

Some of you may have noted on Friday that, upon the release of news reports that Portsmouth were set to cease trading by this week if the club didn’t reach agreement with Sacha Gaydamak over repayment of his debts from the club, we didn’t pass any comment upon the subject. It wasn’t through a lack…

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October 25, 2010
Ian

Videos Of The Week: FA Fourth Qualifying Round Highlights

We’ve got something a little different for our Video Of The Week this week. Match Of The Eighties will be back later on in the week, but for now it seems like as good an idea as any to ease ourselves into Monday morning with some highlights from this weekend’s FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round…

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October 25, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Week: Luton Town 4-0 St Albans City

It was in March 1983 that I first went to Kenilworth Road. Parents of the children junior school that I had starting attending had recently knitted what they believed to be the world’s longest ever football scarf and we were invited to show it off on the pitch before Luton’s First Division match against West…

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October 24, 2010
Ian
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