June 2011

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Those We Have Lost: Elm Park, Reading FC

The next in our series on the lost homes of British football comes from Reading, where Reading FC left Elm Park for The Madejski Stadium in 1998. Our thanks go to Rob Langham from the excellent The Two Unfortunates, for this story of the history and memories from Elm Park. We are still very much…

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June 18, 2011
Ian

A Deeply Flawed Solution: Rushden Out And Kettering In At Nene Park

It is the Annual General Meeting of the Southern Football League today, at which the ratification of the constitution of the league for next season will take place. One of the teams that is supposed to be starting the new season, however, Rushden & Diamonds, is now almost certainly not going be starting the new…

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June 18, 2011
Ian

Those We Have Lost: Springfield Park, Wigan Athletic

Today’s instalment in the Those We Have Lost series is on the subject of a ground that seems like it existed a million years ago. We are indebted to Martin Tarbuck for this – Martin is the author of two books about Wigan Athletic and editor of the Mudhutter, a Wigan Athletic fanzine. He is…

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June 17, 2011
Ian

Fighting For The Future Of Supporters Direct

It hasn’t been the best of weeks for the Premier League. If it had thought that its jettisoning of funding for Supporters Direct would be largely uncommented upon by the press, they were perhaps under-estimating the effects of their hasty decision. The pick of the bunch came from Marina Hyde, whose systematic takedown of Richard…

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June 16, 2011
Ian

The 2011 Women’s World Cup: Group C Preview

It’s now less than two weeks until the 2011 Women’s World Cup starts in Germany, and over the next couple of weeks we are taking the time to bring you a quick run-down of the teams that are taking part in another of the groups of this year’s competition. We have already presented Group A…

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June 16, 2011
Ian

Doing It For A Good Cause: 16/06/2011

We have two worthy causes for you today as part of our new weekly feature on charities related to football. Should you be doing something for charity that is related to the game, feel free to drop us a line via the contact page at the top of the site and we will be happy…

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June 16, 2011
Ian

Those We Have Lost: The Goldstone Ground, Brighton & Hove Albion

Today’s entry in this on-running series comes from Mark Chalcraft, who can otherwise be found at the very splendid 2nd Yellow football site. His subject is one that is rather close to one or two of us that already write for Twohundredpercent – Brighton & Hove Albion’s Goldstone Ground. This summer is a poignant one…

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June 16, 2011
Ian
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