Posts made in July, 2011

The Supporters Direct Briefing Papers In Brief

By on Jul 23, 2011 in Latest, Politics | 0 comments

Last week we were at the annual Supporters Direct conference in Chester. As well as the AGM, and other workshops and sessions, Supporters Direct launched two briefing papers – Financing Supporter Community Ownership and Business Advantages of Supporter Community Ownership in Football. These briefing papers were the third and fourth papers that Supporters Direct...

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Some Late Questions to Start the Scottish Premier League Season

By on Jul 23, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 2 comments

Lightning indeed strikes twice in the same spot, but this still remains a less reliable proposition than seeing the Old Firm finishing one on top of another in any given Scottish Premiership season. Despite this, the engagement of a new campaign in the Scottish top flight prompts enough questions in need of answering that makes the competition worth a mention. It...

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Video Of The Week: The 1993/94 Premier League Season Review

By on Jul 23, 2011 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

This week’s Video Of The Week takes us all the way back to the second season of the Premier League, and the first signs that a football dynasty was being built. Manchester United had won the previous season’s title with a tiny bit to spare, but the following year they went on to complete the double, the first club to do so since Arsenal in 1971. Even...

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The Twohundredpercent Premier League Previews: Bolton Wanderers

By on Jul 22, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

If there is one particular role within football that is analysed more than any other, it is that of the manager. So much of the culture of the modern game is wrapped up in the cult of the football manager that it would be easy to reach the conclusion that their value is over-stated, but when they get things right, they can set a club that may have been heading...

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Our Final Word On The 2011 Womens World Cup

By on Jul 21, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

In covering football tournaments on 200%, I have found it easy to see the good in them. Too easy for some tastes, I admit. But, honestly, the 2011 Women’s World Cup was a belter, wasn’t it? I was glad to be wrong about the winners. BBC analyst Lucy Ward’s suggestion during the final that current coach Pia Sundhage had rid the USA squad of much of its former...

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