Posts made in September, 2011

Match Of The Week: Blackburn Rovers 4-3 Arsenal

By on Sep 17, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

For the second time this season, the heavens opened on a Saturday lunchtime for Arsenal in more senses than one today, and this time around they contrived to be more defensively profligate than on the previous occasion, last month against Liverpool. For all the hysteria in the immediate aftermath of that match, it was plausible to chalk down that loss as having had...

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Yesterday In Plymouth… Nearly There?

By on Sep 17, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 0 comments

Yesterday in Plymouth, ‘Cornish-based property developer’ Kevin Heaney appeared to finally disappear from contention as the part-saviour of the Argyle Football Club, as he should have done months ago in Plymouth. And, it would seem, ‘Devon-based entrepreneur’ James Brent appeared to finally re-appear as the preferred bidder for the club, as...

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The Economics Of Football And Crowd Unrest

By on Sep 16, 2011 in Latest, Politics | 2 comments

A curious article appeared on the online version of the Wall Street Journal earlier today on the subject of the economic woes that European football is facing. It was, largely, a thoroughly reasonable article, talking of the gap between rich and poor in terms of the tensions that this may come to create within the infrastructure of the pan-European game (even...

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An Old Firm Apology

By on Sep 16, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

According to the calendar, it is time to bash the first Old Firm match of this season. After all, ample material currently exists to do so just on their recent performances in Europe¬†alone. Rangers failed to keep their European campaign alive past August whereas Celtic’s grand contribution was successfully challenging UEFA on the validity of an FC Sion squad...

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