Posts made in 2011

Port Vale: Blue Skies Or Grey Clouds Ahead?

By on Dec 9, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 7 comments

Clucking bell. Again. Remember that “£8m” investment deal between Port Vale and American synthetic pitch manufacturers Blue Sky International (BS).  You do? Well, apparently that puts you one-up on Hank Julicher – who just happens to be BS’s Chief Executive, so really ought to remember, if the deal ever existed in the first place. This week’s Port...

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City & United Fall From The Champions League

By on Dec 7, 2011 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 4 comments

Anyone taking a bet at the start of the season would not have been able to predict how this would all end up. Manchester City and Manchester United kissed goodbye to the Champions League this season, and there were few mitigating factors that they could cite as a defence. Manchester United can point to their injury list and Manchester City can invoke their...

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Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Kettering?

By on Dec 7, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

Whilst the eyes of most of the football world were focussed upon the likes of Stamford Bridge and the Nou Camp last night, an altogether more prosaic battle was playing out at Nene Park in Irthlingborough. The Blue Square Premier has had something of a flustered look about its lower reaches all season, with newly-relegated Lincoln City and Stockport County both...

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Euro 2012 Draw In ‘Not That Dull’ Shock

By on Dec 5, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Is Group C of the Euro 2012 finals – Croatia, Italy, Ireland and Spain – the most catholic group in international football tournament finals history? That thought occurred with the fourth team in two of next summer’s groups still to be drawn out and Italy’s and England’s balls still to be opened. When Saturday Comes magazine asked the question of one of...

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