January 2011

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We Watch Them So You Don’t Have To. The Worst Football Films Of All-Time Part 2. When Saturday Comes.

If they hadn’t nicked the name themselves from a song by The Undertones, the magazine might well have have sued. If you were to close your eyes and try to consider what “When Saturday Comes: The Movie” might entail, several ideas spring to mind. A loving paean to our game, perhaps, or a “Roger &…

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January 28, 2011
Ian

We Watch Them So You Don’t Have To. The Worst Football Films Of All Time 1: The Firm (2009)

This time last week, we trailed our round-up of the ten worst football films ever made. We meant it. This evening, we kick-off with the first two, and first up is Nick Love’s re-make of the 1988 film, “The Firm”. Dipping one’s toe into the world of hoolie-porn can be a dispiriting business. Its emergence…

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January 27, 2011
Ian
Mungo S03E24

Mungo S03E24

The snow at The Clackins Park Colosseum still stubbornly refuses to shift, and it’s attracted the attention of the authorities who are not happy in the least. But could the brutal, heinous sanction they are threatening really fit the crime? Dotmund has been sacked. Click for full-size

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January 27, 2011
Ted

The Maximum Wage And Retain & Transfer: A Match Made In Hell, For Players

One of the more extraordinary facts to be thrown up by last night’s Premier League match between Blackpool and Manchester United was that one Manchester United player, Wayne Rooney, earns more every week than the entire Blackpool squad does between them. Such are the vagaries of modern football. It wasn’t, of course, ever thus. Until…

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January 26, 2011
Ian

Graykeysgate: The Madness Hits Fever Pitch

Who do we believe? What are we meant to believe? The story of the dismissal of Andy Gray and the censure of Richard Keys has taken on a life of its own since it broke a couple of days ago and, by this afternoon, there was a degree of inevitability about what would was to…

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January 25, 2011
Ian
Tuesday portrait: Richard Keys and his fallen comrade

Tuesday portrait: Richard Keys and his fallen comrade

Dotmund has always managed to keep his passion for Richard Keys and Andy Gray well under control, ever since the former posed the what-he-presumably-thought-was-rhetorical “[would we really swap what we have now for] a £2.50 ticket and a cold pie?” question in February 2007’s FourFourTwo magazine. So, he was naturally following the latest saga with…

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January 25, 2011
Ted

Videos Of The Week: Non-League Special

It’s time for a bit of a non-league round-up (as is our wont at this time of the week), with highlights of three matches from the last couple of weekend’s worth of matches. First up, we’re taking the opportunity to catch up with one of the matches from the weekend of the 15th of January,…

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January 25, 2011
Ian
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