Posts made in May, 2011

From The Video Archive: Luton Town vs Wimbledon, 1988

By on May 21, 2011 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

AFC Wimbledon play Luton Town in the Blue Square Premier play-off final in Manchester this afternoon and, setting aside concerns about the ticketing arrangements for a moment, there is a definite sense of headiness in the air this morning as supporters of the two clubs head north for the match. For both clubs, there is an obvious sense of injustice that they find...

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Peter Storrie, Al Fahim and Pompey’s Unbelievable Level

By on May 20, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, History | 0 comments

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 he arrives at PFC offices on the morning...

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

By on May 20, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

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

By on May 20, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 8 comments

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 so far this...

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

By on May 19, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 23 comments

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 to complete the home side’s over-turning of what...

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