December 1, 2010

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Standing Up For Scunthorpe

In the immediate aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, there was a rush to change English football and, whilst many of the changes that were introduced in the years following it were long overdue, some were smuggled through by speculators who recognised the ability to make a buck or two from football and were…

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December 1, 2010
Ian

Scottish Refereeing: The Battle For Hearts And Minds (And Compensation)

After a week of chaos in the world of Scottish football, and with an enforced rest coming up due to the weather, it’s time for all parties to take a step back and take stock of the situation. On the SFA’s side, the two men at the centre of the controversy have now gone –…

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December 1, 2010
Ian

A Homage To A Catalonian Evening

I will get to actual football in a minute. Please bear with me. In a week when former Tory minister David Mellor bleated on TV about dishonesty in public life, it came as less of a shock to see Henry Winter making a good point in the Telegraph this weekend and Martin Samuel writing sensibly…

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December 1, 2010
Mark
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