Posts made in May, 2011

Prices Go Through The Roof At Loftus Road, And The Supporters Follow

By on May 25, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 18 comments

On the last day of the season and front of a capacity crowd at Loftus Road, Queens Park Rangers played their last Championship match of the season against Leeds United. The match was covered by the cameras of the BBC, who had already, for the last episiode of “The Football League Show” of the season, been hanging around the main entrance to the ground on...

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Some Positive News, At Last, At Wrexham

By on May 24, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 8 comments

That such a volte-face should come about so quickly was, to be perfectly frank, a surprise. This time last week, Wrexham FC had been sold to a consortium led by Jon Harris which was probably backed by Colin Poole and that, they wished us to believe, was that. Although it felt as if the fight wasn’t over yet and a visit to Poole’s Netley Hall in...

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Down The Southern Road

By on May 24, 2011 in Latest | 1 comment

Once the trophies have been lifted in emphatic triumph then dropped by players unaccustomed to using their hands, the victors’ confetti is swept aside along with the memories of the previous season to open an extended summer of whispers. While the Home Nations do have the odd European qualifier or international friendly over the summer and clubs partake in...

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Singing The Blues: When Is A Conspiracy Theory Not A Conspiracy Theory?

By on May 24, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 9 comments

Since I first ventured onto these hallowed pages back in about 1924, there have been those amongst the readership convinced that I’ve had to move aside my Aston Villa season ticket and “Champions 1981” coffee mug to get to my keyboard, whilst Peter Withe winning the European Cup via both posts from a yard and a half out plays on a constant tape loop in the...

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A Matter Of Trust: Some Supporter-Owned Highlights From 2011

By on May 24, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

It is the end, then, of another long, hard season, and perhaps now is an appropriate time to be looking at how those clubs that are owned and run by their supporters trusts this season managed to fair. As AFC Wimbledon paraded the trophy that confirmed their accession into the Football League nine years after their formation, the words of the FA’s committee,...

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