July 2011

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The (Possibly Un)Welcome Return Of Non-League Videos Of The Week

The Football League begins its new season next weekend, but non-league football doesn’t begin again for a couple of weeks. With this in mind, it’s time to take a quick look around how some clubs are doing in their pre-season friendlies. All of these matches are from the last couple of weeks and, it has…

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July 31, 2011
Ian

The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Previews: Manchester United

Seldom, in recent years, has the gap between the Premier League and Champions League titles seemed so great. In the minds of some, Manchester United’s trip to Wembley for the Champions League final against Barcelona should have been a coronation, a celebration of a uniquely long-lasting dynasty that has dominated English football for almost two…

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July 31, 2011
Ian

World Cup Qualification: Scotland is Due

Forgive the Tartan Army should they be slightly pessimistic about Scotland’s chances of qualification following the draw for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. While Three Lions supporters expect to see England qualify, only to bow out in the quarterfinals or encounter heartache over phantom goals and botched penalties, Scottish supporters have not seen Saint…

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July 30, 2011
Ian

Further England Folly: The World Under-20 Cup So Far

Nothing confirms more that the English Premier League was founded on a lie than native attitudes to the Under-20s World Cup, which started in Colombia last night. England actually opened the tournament against Korea DPR, which seemed like a surprise move until the ghastly goalless draw revealed FIFA’s plan to start with a 90-minute tedium…

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July 30, 2011
Mark

The Twohundredpercent Premier League Previews: Manchester City

A spell broken, or a mere blip? This may be the question that Manchester City supporters are asking themselves as they prepare themselves for a season which will see their club fall under the spotlight of the media to a hitherto unprecedented extent. They may have been challenging for a place in the Champions League…

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July 30, 2011
Ian

Is Wrexham FC Hanging By A Thread?

It has been a busy couple of days for sport in Wrexham, but there is very little positivity that we can take from the last forty-eight hours or so. More or less exactly as we were posting our last update, regarding the decision of the Wrexham owner Geoff Moss not to apply for a three…

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July 29, 2011
Ian

The Dangers Of A European Super League

The news that the biggest club sides in Europe may be looking to cast UEFA and FIFA aside and form their own breakaway league will come as no great surprise to anybody with even the most cursory knowledge of the modus operandum of those that run said clubs. At height of the FIFA corruption hysteria…

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July 28, 2011
Ian
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