November 2011

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AFC Bournemouth: There’s Something About Eddie

It was a minor exchange among ‘readers’ comments’ in Bournemouth’s Daily Echo newspaper. But it summed up much about AFC Bournemouth under current chairman Eddie Mitchell. The exchange concerned the relationship between parent company, AFC Bournemouth Limited, and a company set up by Mitchell, AFCB’s then-largest individual shareholder, called Black Label Events (BLE), which runs…

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November 21, 2011
Mark

Football In Wakefield & An Issue Of Ongoing Viability

The bulldozers moved in at College Grove in Wakefield last week. This, of itself, should probably not have come as too much of a surprise to those that have been watching the recent difficulties of Wakefield Football Club of the Northern Premier League for most of this year, but as a visual analogy it was…

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November 21, 2011
Ian

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 20-11-2011

We have five matches for you this week as our non-league videos of the week. First up is the match from the Blue Square Premier between Ebbsfleet United and a club that has been having renewed difficulties off the pitch again, Darlington. Next up are the goals from the Blue Square North match between Altrincham…

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November 20, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week 2: Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool

After a two week break for the international matches the Premier League awoke from its slumber at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. By early this evening, though, with Liverpool having plundered all three points from this match, Chelsea supporters must be wondering whether it is possible for them to pull the covers back over their faces…

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November 20, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week: Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle United

If there was the slightest slither of doubt before, there probably isn’t any more. As much as some would like to wish it isn’t so, Manchester City glided to another comfortable win this afternoon against Newcastle United at The City of Manchester Stadium. It was a result which confirmed that Manchester United are going to…

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November 19, 2011
Ian

Lowered Expectations: Can England Reinvent Itself?

It was a process that took around six years from top to tail in total, and it came in three very distinct phases. I had been a supporter of the England national team, reasoning that, with no foreign blood in the family tree and a knowledge that we weren’t all as bad as we were…

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November 18, 2011
Ian

Football Blogging, The Media & The End Of A Depressing Year

Over the last couple of weeks or so, a debate has been being passed back and forth between football bloggers over both the present and future of what they do. On the one hand, we have seen the introduction of a new news feed service which has angered some that are seeking to make a…

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November 17, 2011
Ian
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