Posts made in October, 2011

Is The Worm Starting To Turn? Cardiff Fans Walk Out Of Elland Road

By on Oct 31, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 33 comments

In some respects it was inevitable that a group of fans would collectively reach a breaking point, and take a stand at the way supporters are treated by many professional clubs. However the fact that it happened at Elland Road yesterday, and the Cardiff City fans concerned ended up boycotting the end of a game where they had already paid was still a surprise....

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Voices Of Football: Brian Moore – The Face And Voice Of ITV

By on Oct 31, 2011 in History, Latest | 3 comments

When we look back to try and trace the history of football on the television in Britain, there are several dates that stand out as being of significance. The twenty-second of August 1964, for example, saw the first episode of Match Of The Day, whilst the sixteenth of August 1992 saw Nottingham Forest beat Liverpool in the first live Premier League match on Sky...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: The FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round

By on Oct 30, 2011 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

This weekend, the FA Cup reached its final qualifying round and the introduction of the clubs of the Blue Square Premier adds a little extra spice to the competition as well. Everybody that took to the pitch in this competition at the weekend went into their match knowing that a live appearance on ITV and a sizeable pay day could well be on the cards if they could...

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Match Of The Week: Lewes 0-4 AFC Hornchurch

By on Oct 30, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

Non-league football has experienced a culture of boom and bust for as long as it has existed. From the shamateurism of the 1950s and 1960s, through to more recent vanity projects, there has never been a completely level playing field in the semi-professional football, and what becomes troubling about this is, of course, what happens to a club when the money runs...

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This Week In Plymouth: The Final Chapter & A New Beginning

By on Oct 28, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 1 comment

Clever man, that James Brent, the (drum roll)… new owner of Plymouth Argyle. In the past week he has revealed himself to be far from the philanthropic ‘saviour’ many fans have keenly labelled him, while displaying a sure political touch, to protect his financial interests, against those of staff, players and administrators owed money. Yet across those same seven...

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