Posts made in November, 2010

Where Burnley are Going Right, And Bolton Are Going Wrong

By on Nov 28, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

The contrast was stark, like a particularly uncompetitive episode of the BBC’s Bargain Hunt (you can tell I don’t have a proper day job), magnified a million times. Bolton Wanderers’ parent company Burnden Leisure Plc lost £35.4m, partly because they picked up manager Owen Coyle. Burnley Football Club made record profits of £14.4m, despite losing manager Owen Coyle....

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A Final Word On Brighton vs FC United

By on Nov 26, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 12 comments

The Second Round of the FA Cup should be a time for the supporters of an Evostik League Premier Division club to be celebrating, but, as we have discussed on this site before, FC United of Manchester are not like other clubs and this week has, if nothing else, been a harsh education in the ways of modern football at higher levels. We spoke on this site of the rank...

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Plymouth Argyle & Peter Ridsdale: A Match Made… Well, Somewhere

By on Nov 26, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 2 comments

We have touched on the subject of the serial football club chairman on this site before, and there are none quite as prolific as Peter Ridsdale. Like the Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare On Elm Street film series, every time we think that he has finally been slayed, he rises as if from the dead, quite possibly bending his hand into a fist shape, and this time it is...

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Rotherham United & FC United of Manchester: Grounds For Celebration United

By on Nov 25, 2010 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

If we are to be concerned about the future of football in the twenty-first century, one issue that perhaps doesn’t get the attention that it should do is the loss of grounds themselves. The major citadels of the modern game – Old Trafford, The Emirates, Wembley – are safe, but smaller clubs find themselves in a perilous position as small, often...

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