Posts made in January, 2011

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

By on Jan 26, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 1 comment

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 the early 1960s,...

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Graykeysgate: The Madness Hits Fever Pitch

By on Jan 25, 2011 in Latest | 3 comments

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 come next. This, it started to feel, was not a story that was going to blow over with a one...

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Tuesday portrait: Richard Keys and his fallen comrade

Tuesday portrait: Richard Keys and his fallen comrade

By on Jan 25, 2011 in Art, Latest | 0 comments

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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Videos Of The Week: Non-League Special

By on Jan 25, 2011 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

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, with the FA Trophy Second Round match between Blyth Spartans....

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Gray, Keys & The Chance Of A Clean Sweep In British Football Broadcasting

By on Jan 24, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 20 comments

That Andy Gray and Richard Keys have been suspended from duty by Sky Sports for this evening’s Premier League match should come as no great surprise. The issue of their off-the-microphone comments regarding several different issues relating to the role of women in football has spiralled out of the control of the broadcaster and hasn’t blown over in the...

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