Posts made in June, 2011

Autonomy, Misrepresentation & That Most Peculiar Beast: Team GB

By on Jun 21, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

Rumbling along quietly along in the background, the ongoing argument over whether a Great Britain team should take part in the 2012 London Olympics has been one of the slow-burning debates within British football over the last half-decade or so, but this debate ignited this afternoon after a series of statements, made in turn by the British Olympic Association, the...

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In Praise Of Mediocrity – A Video Special: Portsmouth FC, 1989/90

By on Jun 20, 2011 in Latest, Video | 5 comments

We could, if we lived in a vacuum in which we only communicated with the mass media, be forgiven for thinking that football is all about the winning, the glory and the silverware at the end of the season. For a good many football supporters, however, whole seasons can pass by without a hint of anything exciting happening whatsoever. So it was, then, that Portsmouth...

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England’s Under-21s And An Uninspiring Future

By on Jun 20, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

How quickly we – or at least some people – forget. When England were not so much knocked out of the World Cup last summer by Germany as blasted to smithereens in the manner of the Death Star obliterating an unsuspecting planet, there was much caterwauling on the state of the national team, as if England’s tepid performance in the tournament overall...

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Ten Years Of Enfield Town

By on Jun 20, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

With the future of Supporters Direct still under threat, it is worth taking a moment to reflect upon an anniversary that will most likely go unremarked upon elsewhere, but is still an anniversary that has changed our perception of how football clubs can be run. Long before Chester FC or FC United of Manchester, before even AFC Wimbledon were formed, the first club...

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