June 2011

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Doing It For A Good Cause: 30/06/2011

Due to a brief summer break, this week’s quick round-up football charities is a little later than usual, but this evening we have another couple of causes related to the game which prove that, for all of the bad news that seems to be out there – and it can seem, from time to time,…

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June 30, 2011
Ian
Thursday Picture: Struck By Lightning

Thursday Picture: Struck By Lightning

Dotmund has always been a fan of football manager’s excuses, and you don’t get any better excuses than from the coaches of national sides from countries with oppressive regimes. Even so, North Korea’s Kim Kwang-min still managed to go above and beyond with his reason why his team had lost their opening match in the…

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June 30, 2011
Ted

The 2011 Women’s World Cup: The Story So Far

British Eurosport’s ubiquitous football commentator Tim Caple was doing his level best not to say there were “no easy games in international football these days.” Some clichés are oft-repeated because of the element of truth therein, but there were certainly no “easy games” in the first round of matches at this year’s Women’s World Cup…

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June 30, 2011
Mark

It’s Official: England Are The Fourth Best National Team In The World

The middle of the summer always brings about the “silly season”, that time of year when, with parliament sunning itself on beaches or relaxing on their country estates, news editors find themselves having to resort to a different angle in their reporting of the news. This extends to the sports pages as well, particularly in…

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June 29, 2011
Ian

Those We Have Lost: Fellows Park, Walsall FC

In 1990, Walsall became one of the first clubs of the modern era to leave their home for pastures new, when they departed Fellows Park for the Bescot Stadium. Tom Lines tells the story of their original home. If you support a club that has moved home and fancy writing about its old ground, feel…

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June 29, 2011
Ian

The Continuing Take-Over Woes Of Plymouth Argyle

One takeover has happened. One is due to happen by the end of the month. One is on-and-on-going. And one might not now happen at all. But however far down the takeover line Plymouth Argyle, Stockport County and Port Vale are – and even Rangers, who have nominally crossed it – none will be able…

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June 28, 2011
Mark

The Heart of the Rant

Often, when bold remarks from an organization become public, they answer more questions than they raise. When a statement comes across as the one released by Scottish Premier League club Heart of Midlothian over the weekend, including references to blackmail, the mafia, and paedophiles, one must query not only just what exactly that statement is speaking…

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June 28, 2011
Ian
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