Posts made in August, 2011

“My Favourite Match”: A Cry For Help

By on Aug 24, 2011 in Latest | 23 comments

I have been watching football for thirty-two years, now. It seems scarcely credible, but it is a fact nevertheless. Like most of you, I have seen hundreds – possibly thousands  - of matches, but there is one that sticks out in my mind as my favourite, and I know that you almost certainly have one too. So, here is the idea: a series of paeans to our favourite...

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On The Subject Of Deadlines… A Big Week For Wrexham & Plymouth Argyle

By on Aug 24, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 5 comments

Two clubs are facing deadlines in the near future after months of insecurity, but while Wrexham now seem likely to be headed towards a brighter future, Plymouth Argyle supporters are probably at the point now of not believing anyone until the take-over of their club is ratified by the Football League. Ian King will be looking at Wrexham’s day of destiny, but...

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Rangers Under New Management But With An Old Problem

By on Aug 24, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 2 comments

When your club is the league champion, it seems everyone wants to take you down. Titles often come with that rather annoying Bulls Eye that the manager can never remove from his club’s back until they are no longer champions or he is no longer the manager. For Rangers, of course, it matters not who the manager is nor how long it has been since a title had last...

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The Poyet Effect

By on Aug 24, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

For all the talk of which player will be going where as the transfer window creaks to a close, there can be little question that, for all the attention lavished upon player transfers, it is the appointment of a new manager that can truly be the existence-changing moment in the entire history of a football club. Consider, for example, the cases of Brian Clough at...

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It’s Time To Close This Window Sooner

By on Aug 23, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

There was one name missing from the team-sheets for last night’s match between Manchester United and Spurs, and it was a name that says a great deal about the state of the transfer market in modern football. In the clearest sign yet that he will be leaving White Hart Lane for Stamford Bridge, Luka Modric was a glaring admission from the Spurs team-sheet....

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