August 19, 2011

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Match Of The Week Meets The FA Cup: Ascot United 1-2 Wembley

The story of how this evening’s match between Ascot United and Wembley FC has come to be shown live via the medium of Facebook thanks to the tournament’s sponsors, Budweiser, has, it could well be argued, had a positive effect for all concerned. The Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup – and, in turn,…

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August 19, 2011
Ian

Rainbows, Wanderers & Hibernians: The Start Of The New Season In Malta

The new season in Malta is just about to begin, and Paul Grech is here to tell us all about what we can expect there over the next few months. When a league changes format, heated debate and criticism is likely to follow.  When the rules are changed midway through a season, you can also…

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August 19, 2011
Ian

The Under-20s World Cup: And Then There Were Four

It isn’t anyone’s idea of a dream final – certainly not Eurosport’s Tim Caple. But this Under-20s World Cup hasn’t been a dream tournament. Defensive Portugal against counter-attacking Brazil is something of a representation of what we have seen in Colombia over the last three weeks. And the ball could – should, in theory –…

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August 19, 2011
Mark

Book Review: “Home and Away” by Dave Bidini

Far too often we take things for granted. This might sound trite and at times can come across as somewhat hypocritical depending on who is saying it, for it is usually referenced as part of a guilt-inducing prose by one who is afforded similar luxuries in life to those to whom they are admonishing. When…

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August 19, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Midweek: Heart of Midlothian 0-5 Tottenham Hotspur

The phrase “European competition” had a somewhat redundant feel to it this evening, after Tottenham Hotpur cruised to a comfortable win against Heart of Midlothian at Tynecastle in a match that felt at times like a training match for the visitors from the Premier League. It was a match that might, under a certain light,…

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August 19, 2011
Ian
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