May 10, 2011

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The Twohundredpercent Play-Off Jamboree: Luton Town 2-1 Wrexham (5-1 Agg)

This match was supposed to be a foregone conclusion. Indeed, the final aggregate score perpetuates that feeling. Truth, however, can be stranger than fiction and the supporters of Wrexham FC can be justifiably proud of the performance of their team at Kenilworth Road this evening. In the first leg of this Blue Square Premier play-off,…

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May 10, 2011
Ian

Lord Sugar Tackles Football: Well, Almost

Despite its fundamental flaws, the BBC Money Programme production Lord Sugar Tackles Football was a watchable attempt to evaluate English football’s financial ills. These flaws were immediately evident. Sugar’s call for football to take a “dose of hard business reality” came during an hour-long documentary whose introduction contained next-to-no reality whatsoever. It began by re-writing…

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May 10, 2011
Mark

Diamonds Aren’t Forever? Rushden In A Critical Condition

Non-league football is often described as a family, and one of its more recurring themes is that certain names have a tendency to turn up over and over again, like half-forgotten uncles at a reunion. Take, for example, Gary Calder. Calder was the chairman of Hornchurch FC when their money suddenly ran out towards the…

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May 10, 2011
Ian
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