Monthly Archive: July 2011

Doing It For A Good Cause: 13/07/2011 0

Doing It For A Good Cause: 13/07/2011

It’s Wednesday evening, so it’s time to take a moment out from the game of football itself in order to give a little time over to good causes that are working within the game...

The 2011 Womens World Cup: The Quarter Finals 2

The 2011 Womens World Cup: The Quarter Finals

So often in major international tournaments, the knock-out stages are where the rot starts to set in, even though they are supposed to be where the tournament ‘hots up.’ Thankfully, the 2011 Women’s World...

The Vaughan Effect & Stockport County 5

The Vaughan Effect & Stockport County

It’s starting to become known as The Vaughan Effect, and it’s a very modern phenomenon. Whenever any mention is made of the slightest possibility the involvement of either of the Stephen Vaughans getting involved...

England Lose World Cup Match On Penalty Kicks 1

England Lose World Cup Match On Penalty Kicks

Perhaps, on a bookshelf in the offices of the Football Association at Wembley Stadium, there is a leather-bound book called “How To Get Knocked Out Of  A Major Tournament”. It’s a well-thumbed tome, of...

The Further Adventures Of Stockport County 10

The Further Adventures Of Stockport County

Stockport County director Lord Peter Snape declared in March 2009, one month before the club entered administration, that he wanted “Stockport County Trust to vote to relinquish ownership of the club,” because if it...

Doing It For A Good Cause: 08/07/2011 0

Doing It For A Good Cause: 08/07/2011

It’s time, then, for our weekly write-up of football-related charities and charity events that are deserving of your time and money. This week, we feature a charity match, a new project from Kick It...

The Calderwood Conundrum 1

The Calderwood Conundrum

During the summer, when time is often measured in the latest player transfer rumours rather than in minutes passed, we have become acclimated to the concept of a player having his head “turned” and...

The 2011 Womens World Cup: Game Three Round-Up 0

The 2011 Womens World Cup: Game Three Round-Up

So, having toyed with resembling England’s men in 2006 and 2010, Hope Powell’s England finally plumped for Bobby Robson’s 1986-vintage, coming (very) good in their last group game after early stutters. Of course, they...

The Noose Tightens Around Rushden 1

The Noose Tightens Around Rushden

There was always something faintly ridiculous about the decision of Rushden & Diamonds FC try and appeal against their expulsion from the Football Conference. Leagues have their rules and, if clubs don’t abide by...

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Thursday picture: Puzzle Time!

With the good name of British journalism currently hanging in the balance, by which I mean “everyone is realising that it’s as wantonly venal as we always suspected”, Twohundredpercent leaps to its aid with...