Posts made in August, 2011

Match Of The Week 2: Tooting & Mitcham United 1-4 Kingstonian

By on Aug 29, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

It never really got going properly this year anyway, but the end of August marks the beginning of the passing of summer into autumn, and this Bank Holiday weekend brings an extra round of non-league matches. In the Ryman League a round of derby matches has been scheduled for a day when there are no Premier League or Football League matches being played. In the...

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My Favourite Match: France vs Portugal, The 1984 European Championships

By on Aug 28, 2011 in History, International Football, Latest | 3 comments

Football matches come, of course, in all shapes and sizes – the critically important and the relatively inconsequential, local derbies steeped in decades of mutual loathing and round-trips which measure thousands of miles and have never been undertaken before. Occasionally, though, context isn’t everything. Every once in a while, a match can suck an...

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Non-League Videos of the Week: 28/08/11

By on Aug 28, 2011 in Latest, Video | 2 comments

With the leagues in full swing there have been goals galore this week, up near the top of the pyramid Fleetwood were beat by Barrow in the week, finally conceding their first goals of the season. They didn’t quite last as long as Gloucester City, who managed a further ten minutes before Eastwood Town’s Jason Bradley becomes the first player to score...

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Match of the Week: Aston Villa 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

By on Aug 27, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

In this age, tradition often cedes its elevated status to accommodation. So it was that as the day’s West Midlands derby between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton evoked a sense of English footballing tradition just on name alone, it nevertheless had to be played earlier than the more traditional 3 pm time. The early kickoff not only appeared to have disrupted the...

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Yesterday In Plymouth: The Final -Or Penultimate? – Chapter

By on Aug 27, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 0 comments

Yesterday in Plymouth, Argyle Football Club was saved from extinction’s brink. Lead administrator Brendan Guilfoyle said he was “satisfied that Bishop International Limited has secured the necessary funding and everything is agreed between the numerous parties.” And he possibly sparked city-wide guessing games by adding that it had been a “complex deal...

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