Posts made in October, 2010

Match Of The Midweek: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Middlesbrough

By on Oct 19, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

The heightened feeling of expectation that is generated by a place in the play-offs is one of the more curious phenomena that has come to accompany this most modern of season end jamborees. Four teams in every division take part in them, but only one can win through and win promotion but it often feels that, in the excitement of the end of season battle to grab...

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Wayne Rooney And Manchester United: A Sign Of The Times?

By on Oct 18, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

They booed the home team off the pitch at the end of Saturday’s match at Old Trafford between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion. For the fifth time in eight league matches this season, United had failed to win a league match and, although they remain unbeaten in the Premier League table and stay in the Champions League places for the time being, for...

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Something Personal About Colin Lippiatt

By on Oct 18, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

We didn’t quite realise just how much of an event it was until we arrived at the ground itself. St Albans City had finished in second place in the 2005/06 Blue Square South table behind big-spending Weymouth, but the team had hardly set the local populace alight (the average home crowd for that season remained less than 600 and the club didn’t record a...

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Match Of The Week: Everton 2-0 Liverpool

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

For all of the talk of the modernisation of football, there remain some outposts of the game that are defiantly of another age. Everton’s Goodison Park is one of them, not that it hasn’t been for a want of trying to leave their home of almost 120 years in recent seasons. There is also something of the old school about the pre-match here as well....

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Tom Hicks And The Hunt For Facts

By on Oct 16, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 6 comments

Haha!! I was right. When I wrote about Liverpool on Tuesday, or was it Wednesday (or 1973, it seems so long ago), I was right, completely and utterly right. I… hadn’t assessed the situation properly. In my defence, it is hard to predict “epic” self-delusion on the scale Thomas O Hicks has provided this week. It is easier to understand why his eponymous sports group...

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