Yearly Archive: 2011

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Mungo S03E35

It’s another one of them lazy Mungoin’ Thursdays. This week, Mungo returns from his adventures in London full of an almost-unshakeable-for-literally-minutes footballing fervour. But could his true vocation lie elsewhere? This is normally when...

Coventry City’s Three Lost Years 0

Coventry City’s Three Lost Years

“We are either on the launch pad for success, or we can hover on the brink of disaster,” wrote popular Coventry City ex-chairman Joe Elliott. And as a summary of the Sky Blues’ current...

Crossing the Mangnall Line 0

Crossing the Mangnall Line

To borrow a phrase, football makes strange bedfellows. It is not entirely uncommon for a manager to lead one club for years only to depart for said club’s principal rival, at times irking supporters...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week

This week’s non-league videos of the week come from the length and breadth of the country, and all feature teams at or near the top of their league table. AFC Telford United have been...

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Cod Army Swimming Upstream

Like a moth to the flame, we are often drawn to commenting on the shadowy underbelly of football culture. Whether because it is under-reported, overlooked, or generally swept aside, issues of football finance, supporter tension over...

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Football In Parliament, A Right Pair Of Richards

In the second part of this afternoon on the subject of football governance, Mark Murphy watched Dave Richards and Richard Scudamore giving evidence to The Culture Media and Sport select committee inquiry on football...

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Safe Standing, The Premier League and Stupid Fans

We have a two-parter on football governance for your delectation this afternoon. First up is the excellent SJ Maskell, who argues that perhaps football supporters aren’t really what those running football clubs really want....

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Friday essay: Contextualising Rooneygate

Dotmund has two mottos that he lives by. The first of them pertains largely to pork pies and needn’t detain us any further here. The second is that there’s an historical precedent for virtually...