April 2011

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Do They Still Make Millwall Bricks?

That may very well be too loaded a question to ask, or perhaps it is being asked in ignorance given recent fan violence between Lions and QPR supporters, but in the interests of venturing forth from conventional stereotypes, it is a matter worth exploring at least superficially. This query originates from watching the recent match…

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April 27, 2011
Ian

Will This Summer Be The Time To Re-Evaluate Mike Ashley?

He has been the focus of the ire of Newcastle United supporters for much of the last three or four years, but Mark Brophy is wondering whether, with the team back in the Premier League and comfortable in mid-table, this summer might be a chance to re-evaluate the club’s owner, Mike Ashley. The recent publication…

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April 27, 2011
Ian

Disunited About United

It is difficult to draw a straight conclusion about a TV drama which has a Scotsman playing a Welshman called Murphy in the lead role. And the BBC’s 90-minute dramatisation of events surrounding Manchester United and the 1958 Munich air tragedy has produced a complex set of reactions. Before picking through some of these complexities,…

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April 27, 2011
Mark

Match Of The Midweek: Schalke 04 0-2 Manchester United

This, it has been implied, is a foregone conclusion. Much of the talk over the last few weeks has been centred upon which of the Spanish behemoths Manchester United would stand a better chance of beating at Wembley next month and the small matter of winning this semi-final has been comparatively overlooked. FC Schalke 04…

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April 26, 2011
Ian

Fight Against The Nothing

One of the joys of having younger children is you can sometimes indulge in the guilty pleasure of revisiting films from your own childhood without appearing foolish in the extreme. Well, perhaps you might look somewhat foolish when said children decide to leave the sofa without finishing that tale midway through, bored by its outdated special effects…

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April 26, 2011
Ian

Bananas, Banter And Blowtorches – The Julian Alsop Story

Shortly before 5pm this afternoon a 37-year-old man burnt a pair of football boots in a field in Gloucestershire and in doing so brought the curtain down on an illustrious career spanning more than 20 years and almost as many clubs. Julian Alsop headed home a last-minute equaliser in Bishop Cleeve’s Zamaretto South and West…

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April 25, 2011
Ian

Non-League Videos Of The Week

The Easter weekend is traditionally the weekend during which most non-league promotion and relegation issues are sorted out one way or the other and, with a round of fixtures to be played this afternoon, we’re going to take a moment to catch up with some of Saturday’s matches. Our first match comes from the foot…

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April 25, 2011
Ian
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