Posts made in August, 2011

Wrexham’s Extraordinary Day

By on Aug 10, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 7 comments

It certainly went to the wire, of that much we can be certain. In fact, it could even be said that it went into extra-time. Eventually, however, the immediate future of Wrexham Football Club was secured by the only people in this particular story that have given every impression of being completely trustworthy from the very start – the fans themselves. This...

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The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Previews: Wolverhampton Wanderers

By on Aug 10, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

Time can be a great healer. A decade ago, Wolverhampton Wanderers continued to labour under the moniker of being “sleeping giants”. It was a nickname that contrasted strongly with what looked at the time like a near-pathological inability to scrap its way into the Premier League and an albatross around the necks of players charged with living up to these...

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Match Of The Midweek: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Gillingham

By on Aug 9, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

The real party, of course, was on Saturday. Brighton & Hove Albion marked their arrival at The Amex Community Stadium with a late, late win against Doncaster Rovers, but the celebrations continued this evening with a narrow win against Gillingham of League Two. After fourteen years waiting, though, could the new stadium possibly live up to expectations? So much...

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The Twohundredpercent Pre-Season Previews: Wigan Athletic

By on Aug 9, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 17 comments

They escaped by the skin of their teeth last season, but for Wigan Athletic there has been little to get excited about this summer and there remains the distinct possibility of another long, hard winter ahead for a club that has, over the last few seasons, battled against all odds to keep hold of this most unexpected of Premier League places. This is a club that has...

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The Under-20 World Cup: Let’s Get This Party Started

By on Aug 9, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

It is a quirky system that requires two-thirds of the matches to knock out one-third of the entrants. But the opportunity for a well-placed third-placed team in a group to qualify for the last-16 gave us what drama there was in the third series of matches at the Under-20s World Cup… and perhaps the most bizarre qualification in recent tournament football history....

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