Posts made in October, 2010

Southampton And Shrewsbury Town Clash Over Ticket Prices

By on Oct 28, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 24 comments

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 become apparent is that clubs would rather have...

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Mungo S03E13

Mungo S03E13

By on Oct 28, 2010 in Art, Mungo | 5 comments

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 there be a simple solution...

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

By on Oct 27, 2010 in Latest, Video | 1 comment

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 do very much about spectators that...

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

By on Oct 27, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 10 comments

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 really does sell newspapers, that’s a debate...

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Who would referee an Old Firm game?

By on Oct 26, 2010 in Latest, Scottish Football | 7 comments

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. Such is the way of the world. Indeed it would hardly have been such a big story had the pressure on referees not been thrown into focus a couple of days earlier by the resignation of Steven Craven...

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