April 2011

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Rangers: Walter Smith, Manager Of The Season?

Manager of the season? As per usual, Eddie Howe is a strong candidate; this year for establishing AFC Bournemouth in League One and for re-energising Burnley’s stuttering promotion play-off bid in the Championship. Some would choose Stoke’s Tony Pulis. Not only because of the startling events at Wembley last Sunday but also because his side…

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April 25, 2011
Mark

A Points Deduction Which Invites Conspiracy Theories

The non-league football season wouldn’t be the non-league football season without promotion and relegation decisions coming under the spotlight on account of off the field events, and this season has, eventually, been no exception. We’ll be returning to the subject of Eastwood Town and their failure to convince the Football Conference to allow them to…

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April 24, 2011
Ian

Midweek Highlights: FC United of Manchester vs Marine

FC United of Manchester travel to Matlock Town for an Evostik League Premier Division match this afternoon in second place in the table, but during the week they played Marine at Stalybridge Celtic’s Bower Fold. As Marine is a club from Liverpool, there is always a little needle in the air when the two clubs…

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April 23, 2011
Ian
Friday picture: Vitruvian Man City

Friday picture: Vitruvian Man City

If the reason we all love sport is (as is often suggested) because of its unpredictability, then a lot of people must be in the same position as Dotmund and celebrating a new favourite footballer: Mario Balotelli. Will he be brilliant? Will he score a hattrick? Will he get sent off? Will he start a…

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April 22, 2011
Ted

An Open Letter To HMRC Regarding Wrexham FC

Regular readers of this site will be more than aware of the tribulations currently surrounding Wrexham Football Club. The former chair of the Wrexham Supporters Trust, Lindsay Jones, has sent this open letter to HMRC which he has granted us permission to reprint here. Re Wrexham FC (2006) Dear Mr Norrell, I am writing to…

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April 21, 2011
Ian

Inside The Mind Of The Football Blogger, Part One

The media is a rapid changing landscape. We all know the reason why the paid hacks of the mainstream media keep going, but what about the bloggers? What is our motivation?  In the first of a two-parter that originated on Twitter and ended up here, Gav Stone of Les Rosbifs explains his motivation for keeping…

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April 21, 2011
Ian
Mungo S03E36

Mungo S03E36

What’s Mungoing on? It’s Mungo, that’s what. This week, Mungo hits upon a unique plan to retain Heart of Clachmaninshire’s top flight status and, with support from Glenn Hoddle, successfully makes everybody’s liver shut down. Dotmund is, as ever, responsible. For this, anyway.

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April 21, 2011
Ted
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