Posts made in November, 2010

Panorama: The Right Programme At The Right Time

By on Nov 30, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 15 comments

Have we completely missed the point?  I watched investigative journalist Andrew Jennings’ Panorama programme on extensive bribe-taking among high-ranking FIFA executive committee members (unlike England 2018 bid chief Andy Anson, it would seem). So I find it hard to imagine that any of those named would vote for England to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and I doubt...

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Video Of The Week: Only A Game, Part Two: The Manager

By on Nov 29, 2010 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We’re moving onto Part Two of the 1986 BBC series “Only A Game” this evening, and this week’s episode focusses on the role of the manager within Scottish football. There can be little doubt that, at the very least between the 1950s and the 1980s, Scotland provided some of the greatest football managers that the world game had to offer....

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Match Of The Midweek: Droylsden 1-1 Leyton Orient

By on Nov 29, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

For the intrepid visitor from East London to Droylsden this evening, that shiver running down the spine might not be entirely down to the bitter cold in the air tonight. The home side are, after all nicknamed “The Bloods” and the venue for this evening’s Second Round match in the FA Cup is The Butchers Arms, all of which rather calls to mind the...

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Match Of The Week: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 FC United of Manchester

By on Nov 29, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

The Mongol hordes didn’t materialise, as things turned out. Indeed, anyone looking for trouble around Brighton railway station yesterday lunchtime will only have found a handful of bored and cold looking policemen and the pubs humming with travelling support from Manchester enjoying a pre-match drink and trying to postpone having to venture out into the...

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