Posts made in April, 2011

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

By on Apr 26, 2011 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

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 are amongst the giants of German football,...

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Fight Against The Nothing

By on Apr 26, 2011 in Latest | 0 comments

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somewhat foolish when said children decide to leave the sofa without finishing that tale midway through, bored by its outdated special effects and lack...

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Bananas, Banter And Blowtorches – The Julian Alsop Story

By on Apr 25, 2011 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

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 season finale against North Leigh shortly...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week

By on Apr 25, 2011 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

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 of the Blue Square South. Havant &...

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Rangers: Walter Smith, Manager Of The Season?

By on Apr 25, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

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 passed the ball a couple...

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