July 2011

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Light At The End Of The Supporters Direct Tunnel

Two years ago, we reported from the Supporters Direct Annual Conference under the banner that the organisation was at a crossroads. At the time, the farcical state of affairs at Notts County, where the Supporters Trust had handed the keys to the club to a group claiming the backing of a group of multi-millionaires, was…

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July 16, 2011
Ian

The 2011 Supporters Direct Conference: A Preamble

It’s the day of the annual Supporters Direct Conference in Chester, and one issue seems likely too hang over the day’s festivities like a black cloud: funding. Now is probably not the time to rehash the events of last month, but it is worth reflecting upon the uncertainty that continues to envelop the organisation. Since…

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July 15, 2011
Ian

The 2011 Women’s World Cup: The Semi-Finals

With seventeen minutes left in the France/USA semi-final, Eurosport analyst Emma Hayes was asked if the game, already a classic, was going to extra-time. “We’re going to extra-time,” she declared, “unless someone puts a good ball in and Abby (Wambach, USA’s combative centre-forward) gets on the end of it.” This was an ‘interesting’ comment. France…

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July 14, 2011
Mark

Seasons Of Mist & Mellow Fruitfulness: Swansea City & The Premier League

The fixtures are out and the pre-season friendlies have started. This is a time of year for unbridled optimism and Swansea City supporter David James can look forward to his team’s first appearance in the top division of the game since 1983. They’ve had quite a journey to get back there, though. A team that…

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July 14, 2011
Ian

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 of football in order to help those less fortunate than others. We have said this on this page before, but it…

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July 13, 2011
Ian

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 Cup quarter-finals were more hot than rot. In truth, although the group stages produced a lot of watchable football, they lacked…

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July 13, 2011
Mark

The 2011 Womens World Cup: A Possible Revolutionary Encounter

Back in 1950, Harry Keough perhaps summarised best the general attitude toward the quality of the American game that might still hold true in some quarters of the international football community. After the postal worker and semi-professional defender considered England’s now legendary 1-0 loss to the US in Belo Horizonte, he quipped, “Boy, I feel…

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July 13, 2011
Ian
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