January 2011

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Match Of The Week: Liverpool 2-2 Everton

Whatever optimism may have been brought about amongst the red half of Liverpool by the appointment of Kenny Dalglish and Liverpool’s performance at Old Trafford last weekend, the fervour quietened just a little during the week at Bloomfield Road, when a performance as insipid as anything seen under Roy Hodgson saw them capitulate to Blackpool…

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January 16, 2011
Ian

The 2011 Asian Cup: The Story So Far

So they had us all fooled. Qatar may have displayed what Martin Walker in the Daily Mail pinpoint-accurately described as “pub-team awfulness” in losing their opening AFC Asian Cup game to Uzbekistan. But it was all a ruse. They are good after all. And you might as well give them the 2022 World Cup now….

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January 16, 2011
Mark

Spurs And The Olympic Stadium: Stratford Hotspur Or A New Beginning?

Supporters of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club are well-versed in the history of where their club comes from. The stories of grammar boys meeting under gaslight on a street corner are well woven into the fabric that makes up the history of the club, but the question that their supporters are now asking is not where…

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January 14, 2011
Ian
Friday picture: Blackburn’s brave new world

Friday picture: Blackburn’s brave new world

Your correspondent got himself all excited this week when he read an internet rumour (it must be true!) that none other than Diego Maradona was on his was to the North West to discuss taking the vacant manager’s chair at Blackburn Rovers. The mind boggles! Blackburn are, of course, the last team from outside “The…

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January 14, 2011
Ted

Video Of The Week: Stand Your Ground; Alex Hamilton And Wrexham

We’ve covered Wrexham on this site a couple of times over the last week or so and will be continuing to see this story through to its completion. Tonight, though, here’s a chance to see the BBC Wales documentary “Stand Your Ground”, which was broadcast as part of the “Week In Week Out” series and…

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January 14, 2011
Ian

Louise Taylor On “Democracy”: Disingenuity Through Omission

One of the most important developments within British football over the last ten years or so has been the growth of the understanding that football supporters can be empowered to control their own destinies. The notion that football clubs could only be run as the personal fiefdoms of the self-appointed “great and the good” has…

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January 13, 2011
Ian
Mungo S03E22

Mungo S03E22

Heart of Clachmaninshire are well on their way to getting their season back on track as Dennis Wise starts his first day in the Director of Football job. There’s seemingly only one piece of the puzzle still missing, but you can always rely on a proactive chairman like Sir Roddy Bulbs to strike while the…

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January 13, 2011
Ted
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