February 2011

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Port Vale And Plymouth Argyle: Money Men Updates

For what seems like longer than the three months for which it has actually been happening, fans of Port Vale have been bombarded with promises of multi-million pound investment by ironically-labelled ‘secret millionaire’ Mo Chaudry. His interest in football has been intermittent. He claims to have rediscovered his love for the game in recent years,…

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February 12, 2011
Mark

Twohundredpercent On Resonance FM This Evening

I’m not sure exactly how this will pan out, but I will be appearing this evening on the Resonance FM football show Cafe Calcio this evening, discussing – I think – the current state of the football, cough, “blogosphere”, alongside Ben Shave from the redoubtable In Bed With Maradona. If you happen to live in…

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February 11, 2011
Ian

Six Of The Best: Football Commentators, Part One

It often seems as if football commentators are more divisive that than they perhaps they should be. We, as supporters, allow our hackles to rise whenever they open their mouths, yet what they do is extraordinarily difficult. Perhaps the point is that they make it look easy, leading us to believe that it is easy….

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February 11, 2011
Ian
Friday portrait: A player who definitely exists

Friday portrait: A player who definitely exists

For reasons too wretchedly convoluted to go into here, the normally sane Brighton-supporting Dotmund has come to regard Manchester City as something of a second team. Consequently, Manchester derby day gets him all excited, like a guinea pig after a can of Red Bull. To celebrate, he’s painted a picture of a player who definitely…

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February 11, 2011
Ted

We Watch Them So You Don’t Have To. The Worst Football Films Of All Time, Part 3: Goal!3

Just as football has its Big Book of Clichés (it’s stored, so the legend goes, under the bed of Andy Townsend), so does the cinema and there are none more damning for a film than to go “straight to video” or “straight to DVD”. There are many reasons why the producers of a film may…

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February 11, 2011
Ian

Imperfect, Impractical And Immoral, The Olympic Stadium Fiasco Holds A Mirror Up To The True Values Of British Sport

If, as seems likely, the decision to grant the post-2012 use of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford to West Ham United is rubber-stamped over the next few weeks, we should perhaps pause for a moment to consider what the decision says about the state of English sport at the start of the new century. For…

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February 10, 2011
Ian
Mungo S03E26

Mungo S03E26

It’s Mungo time again… but for how much longer? When your titular hero has formed a close personal bond with a mammoth and was last seen riding away into the sunset, it’s anyone’s guess. Although it might mean that Heart of Clachmaninshire start to score some goals. Dotmund etc. Click for full-size

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February 10, 2011
Ted
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