May 2011

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Football’s Values: Unethical, Dishonourable or Ill-Advised?

Currently appearing in the high court are an ex-Pompey director, past owner and recent manager on various charges of tax-evasion. Charged with fraud and unfair trading practices at  court an ex-Cardiff City director and Plymouth chairman, whilst at Wrexham a consortium containing a solicitor debarred on eighteen counts attempts a take over. That’s just…

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May 20, 2011
SJMaskell

The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Peterborough Head For Old Trafford

If you wanted to see a hint of the essence of the unconfined joy of football coupled with a hint at the traditions of the game in England, it was on display behind the goal at Peterborough United’s London Road this evening. When, at the third attempt, Craig Mackail-Smith bundled the ball over the goal-line…

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May 19, 2011
Ian

A Chequered week for Burscough FC

In the past ten days Burscough Football Club have seen their chairman and secretary sacked, a groundshare with their rivals announced and seen their Supporters’ Club disown them and make plans to form a new, independent club. Yet just under 12 months ago the club were proudly announcing the dawn of a new era. It…

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May 19, 2011
Ian

Arcady Gaydamak, The Israeli Connection and PFC.

This article first appeared on Pompey online in November 2010. Since then, on 29th April 2011 Le Monde reported that Arcady had been acquitted of all  charges in relation to Angolagate, clearing him of arms trafficking. With it  looking increasingly like he will be proved innocent in the Bank Happoalim affair along with his suing…

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May 19, 2011
SJMaskell

The Twohundredpercent Play-off Jamboree: Albion Rovers 3-1 Annan Athletic

It’s not often anyone has all that much to say about Albion Rovers. So now that they’ve got quite a good side and – at the midway point of this two-legged play-off final – look favourites to go up to the second division, let me take a few moments to do so. It doesn’t help…

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May 19, 2011
Ian

Plymouth Argyle: The Club With The Unknown Owners

Brendan Ambrose Guilfoyle has a ‘complex’ track record in football club administrations – a reputation to which he is living down as ‘lead’ administrator at Plymouth Argyle, it appears. Argyle’s current situation was neatly, if inadvertently, summed up by adjacent headlines on Plymouth’s Herald newspaper web-site, as “Argyle’s creditors agree debt offer as anonymous preferred…

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May 19, 2011
Mark

The Decline, Fall And Rebirth Of Chester City

Was it really two years ago? I am in the middle of rebuilding this site for a summer relaunch, and some of the new pages that will be available will be covering various running themes that we have gone into over the course of the last five years or so. I thought that I may…

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May 19, 2011
Ian
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