Posts made in January, 2011

Was Free-To-Air TV To Be Sold Down The River To Win The 2018 World Cup Bid?

By on Jan 21, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

Imagine the scene. It’s June 2018 and the World Cup finals are getting under way. England, the hosts, have played their opening match – an unconvincing 1-1 draw with Norway which has led the press to question the tactics of their manager, Lord Beckham of Leytonstone – but optimism is still high. The nation settles down for the second game, being...

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Football’s Ten Worst Films: The Prelude

By on Jan 19, 2011 in Latest, Opinion | 6 comments

A year ago this month, we took a look at ten of the finest films and television shows ever made on the subject of football. In some respects, finding truly excellent programming about the game is more difficult than it is to find absolute rot, but there are some rules that we can apply which help us find our way through the minefield of production companies that...

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FA Cup Replay: Cardiff City 0-2 Stoke City (AET)

By on Jan 18, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

One of the sure-fire signs of the arrival of the New Year, along with even guiltier than usual looking smokers, piles of reduced Thorntons chocolate reindeer and streets littered with sad looking, decaying Christmas Trees is that January is the season for the annual obituaries for the FA Cup. This annual debate is unlikely to ever be conclusively resolved (the...

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Leyton FC’s Unfathomable Past, Unsustainable Present & Uncertain Future

By on Jan 17, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 18 comments

The easy option would be to say that the resignation of Leyton FC from Division One North of the Ryman League brings to an end the story of London’s second-oldest senior football club, but nothing in the history of this particular club has ever been as straightforward as we might expect it to be. The story of this particular club (or the several that have...

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