October 2010

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Is the award of a 3-0 win a suitable punishment?

On Friday, UEFA announced the punishments for the abandonment of the Italy-Serbia European Championship Qualifier. As expected, Serbia did not get off lightly. The Football Association of Serbia (FSS) were fined €120,000, ordered to play a home qualifier behind closed doors, with a second game behind closed doors suspended for two years, as well as…

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October 31, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Week: Derby County 4-1 Watford

What, one wonders, were the expectations of Derby County supporters upon the appointment of Nigel Clough in December 2008? Easy though it is to try and draw comparisons twixt father and son, Nigel has resolutely been his own man, seeing out a lengthy managerial apprenticeship at Burton Albion (and leaving them in a strong enough…

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October 30, 2010
Ian

Just Leave Chris Hughton Alone

There wasn’t a great deal of positive gloss that could be put upon Newcastle United’s thumping at the hands of Arsenal in the League Cup on Wednesday night. Comprehensively outplayed by a team that is starting to look more than capable of ending its trophy drought by the end of this season, Newcastle supporters were…

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October 30, 2010
Ian

4,000 Holes In Blackburn Takeover Bidders?

It has been a confusing week for Blackburn Rovers-watchers. All that has been certain about the club in recent times is that it would be bought by Indians, and that Mirror and People journalist Alan Nixon would be up there breaking the story to the world. Well, it looks like Nixon can take that holiday…

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October 29, 2010
Mark

FIFA Get Set To Weed Out Corruption

Yeah. Right.

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October 28, 2010
Ian

Southampton And Shrewsbury Town Clash Over Ticket Prices

One of the more welcome developments in ticketing arrangements in recent years has been the slow realisation on the part of clubs that they cannot always charge the absolute maximum that they can for some matches. Crowds have declined alarmingly recent years in both the League Cup and FA Cup, but what is starting to…

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October 28, 2010
Ian
Mungo S03E13

Mungo S03E13

Football this week has been brought to you by the number 10, the letter C and the word brinkmanship, and it’s no different at Heart of Clachmaninshire. The fallout from Mungo McCrackas’ transfer request continues to send people running for their inner sanctuary and doing the majority of their business in a bucket.  But!  Could…

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October 28, 2010
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