2011

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Match Of The Week 1: Newcastle United 0-3 Chelsea

The sound of sharpening knives is in the air at St James Park this afternoon, but they’re not for Alan Pardew. Newcastle United arrive here for the final match of the trilogy that will go some way towards determining whether their early season league position was due to the order of their league fixtures. The…

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December 3, 2011
Ian

Steve Bruce “Wins” The Premier League’s Managerial Sack Race

As one wag put it on Twitter last night, “Steve Kean is so incompetent that he can’t even win the sack race”. It was, however, another Steve who did manage to stumble over this unwanted finishing line ahead of the perpetually embattled Blackburn Rovers manager. Steve Bruce became the first Premier League manager to lose…

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December 1, 2011
Ian

Wrexham FC: The Future Starts Now

Celebrations, due to the sad and untimely death of the manager of the national team at the weekend, were perhaps more muted at The Racecourse Ground this evening than they might otherwise have been. There should, however, be a pause this evening for Wrexham supporters to celebrate a life well lived as well as the…

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November 30, 2011
Ian

Pompey: The New Boss Could Be the Old Boss.

Its a form of ‘Pass the Parcel’.  A crowd of Russian, Israeli, Hungarian, Hong Kong and even British businessmen sit in a darkened room and spin poor old Pompey around until it ends up in the hands of one or more of them. The holder then has to keep it going until he finds an…

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November 29, 2011
SJMaskell

Non-League Videos Of The Week: The FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round

This week’s Non-League Videos of The Week are a day late, but we think that we they are are worth the wait. This week, we are concentrating on the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy. With a place in the First Round of the competition at stake, this is a competition with a very…

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November 29, 2011
Ian

Watford FC: Laurence Bassini Is Unwell

 I was still researching Watford owner Laurence Bassini’s last no-show at a fans’ forum when the headline “Watford owner to face fans’ Q&A” appeared on the BBC Football website’s homepage. By the time I’d done my research and clicked onto the story itself, Bassini had “no-shown” again. It is remarkable and depressing the lengths…

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November 28, 2011
Mark

Match Of The Week: Enfield Town 3-0 Soham Town Rangers

After twelve years, comes the return home. Enfield Town have been a going concern for more longer than a decade now, but today is the day that normality, perhaps, began to return to this particular corner of North London. They’ve already played a clutch of matches here – a friendly to open the ground against…

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November 28, 2011
Ian
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