March 2011

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The Friday Essay: Crows

The Friday Essay: Crows

With the game up in arms about what John Terry did with his pants off several years ago and how this affects his ability to play Association Football, you’d probably be expecting a bitingly topical Friday Essay. And you won’t be disappointed*, as Dotmund looks at that perennial hot potato: crows. If you’re looking at…

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March 25, 2011
Ted

The Odd Contradiction Of The England Captaincy

There is a sense of foreboding in the air in England, ahead of Saturday’s European Championship qualifying match against Wales in Cardiff. It’s not a sense of fear – the players, at the very least, carry too much arrogance for fear to be a major factor where the English national football team is concerned –…

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March 25, 2011
Ian

Is Gary Speed Gambling On Aaron Ramsey, Or Is This A Storm In A Tea Cup?

There can be little doubt that the two big stories during the build up to this weekend’s European Championship qualifier between Wales and England have been related to the captaincy of the two teams. How important the captaincy actually is may be a question for another time – and it’s something that we will be…

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March 24, 2011
Ian
Mungo S03E32

Mungo S03E32

This week’s happening from Clackins Park sees Sir Roddy Bulbs’ daughter put her own stamp on proceedings, laying down a marker which suggests her reign as chairman will be nothing if not identical to that of her father. Dotmund done it.

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March 24, 2011
Ted

Making The Case For Safe Standing

There are, perhaps, two debates that should be had when it comes to the issue of the reintroduction of safe standing (or, for those of us of a certain persuasion, terracing). Firstly, there is the question of whether the choice of whether to stand or not should be a matter for law or not, and…

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March 24, 2011
Ian

In Support Of Leyton Orient And Safe Standing

We have a quick word this evening for the Football Supporters Federation and two petitions that they have organised for campaigns that they are supporting. First up is safe standing at football matches. Since the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 and the subsequent Taylor Report, terracing at football grounds has been largely phased out. The Taylor…

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March 23, 2011
Ian

Bruce Winfield

The death of Bruce Winfield on Monday at the age of sixty-one marks the end of a short spell as the co-owner of Crawley Town, but supporters of the club are paying lavish tribute to a man that reinvented the club in the last months of his life. After several years of seemingly perpetual financial…

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March 23, 2011
Ian
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