Posts made in June, 2011

The 2011 Women’s World Cup: Group D Preview

By on Jun 18, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

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, Group B, and Group C. We conclude our previews with Group D, where possibly...

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Videos Of The Week: The NASL Soccer Bowl Remembered

By on Jun 18, 2011 in History, Latest, Video | 0 comments

For adults of a certain age, it is a memory that may have become submerged under the weight of what we have seen since. In the late 1970s, though, British television viewers would get an occasional view of football from a parallel universe in the form of the North American Soccer League. Football in America was different, that much we know for certain. The teams...

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Those We Have Lost: Maine Road, Manchester City

By on Jun 18, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 2 comments

And still they keep coming! The next in our Those We Have Lost series comes from David Mayor, who had misgivings about Manchester City leaving Maine Road, but is happy that the spirit of his club remains intact, at least in its support. We are still very much looking out for submissions on this subject, by the way. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a complete base of...

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Those We Have Lost: Elm Park, Reading FC

By on Jun 18, 2011 in English League Football, History, Latest | 5 comments

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 looking out for submissions on this subject, by the way. Wouldn’t...

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

By on Jun 18, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 7 comments

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 season at the end of a week that seems likely to...

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