May 2011

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Match Of The Week: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-3 Blackburn Rovers

Survival Sunday, then – a name that was bestowed upon the final day of the season because most issues at the top of the table had been already been resolved. The third class passengers of the Premier League, therefore, have been bumped up to first class. Nature abhors a vacuum and the the last day…

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May 22, 2011
Ian

On Footballers And Super-Injunctions

There is a Scottish newspaper which has had a difficult time of it of late, with its circulation having fallen by over one-fifth year on year between February 2010 and February 2011. This may or may not be behind the decision to print a barely censored – so barely that they may as well not…

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May 22, 2011
Ian

Unexpected Faces Head The Dutch Top Scorers List

Ajax may won the Eredivisie this season, but the traditional powerhouses of Dutch football were frozen out in the top goalscorers list where, as Luke Edwards explains, the names at the top came from somewhat unexpected sources. Normally, if you were to take a glance at the top scorers in the Eredivisie you would expect…

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May 21, 2011
Ian

Peter Storrie, Al Fahim and Pompey’s Unbelievable Level

This article first appeared on Pompeyonline in March 2011 and is part of a series aimed at chronicling the history of the club’s fall into administration. “One point two million pound a year, Peter? You’re havin’ a laugh, mush!” Immortal words, captured by Sky on 26 February 2010. A lone fan persuses Peter Storrie as…

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May 20, 2011
SJMaskell

How Literal Will The Premier League’s Survival Sunday Be?

In an August 2009 Radio 5 Live programme on the Premier League’s financial troubles, Supporters Direct Chief Executive Dave Boyle addressed the issue of the “chasm” between Premier League and Football League finances. “Once upon a time,” he said to a gathering of football people including the then-Birmingham chairman David Gold, who wasn’t ‘sitting comfortably’,…

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May 20, 2011
Mark
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