Posts made in November, 2011

Depression & Modern Football

By on Nov 27, 2011 in Latest, Opinion | 6 comments

This morning’s news of the death of Gary Speed at just forty-two years of age is too recent and too raw to pass comment upon in any detail and this particular piece is not here to speculate on the reasons why the Wales manager took, as has been suspected, the decision to take his own life, but to look at recent comments made by Stan Collymore and The Secret...

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Scudamore Misses the Moment On Racism

By on Nov 26, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

So, the English Premier League will not be staging that dreaded 39th game overseas any time soon, which perhaps allows some of those grassroots fans to be thankful for something while they see the rest of their game being taken away. Chief executive Richard Scudamore certainly wanted to distance himself not only from his own failed idea but also from Scottish...

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Pompey: An Unavoidable Calamity?

By on Nov 24, 2011 in Latest | 7 comments

Its getting to the point where Pompey fans are wondering if there is some kind of Karmic force coming to a head in the City. Something to do with all those Crusaders who set sail from there back in the middle ages perhaps? Because the tally of owners of ill-repute the club has had over the last 20 years is growing to epic proportions. One favourite game on...

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Are Kettering Town On The Brink?

By on Nov 24, 2011 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 12 comments

Things seem to be escalating out of control very rapidly at Blue Square Premier club Kettering Town, where pre-season hopes of a fresh start at a new home have already evaporated, to be replaced by a sense of foreboding over so little as the short term security of the club. During the summer, Kettering’s move from its traditional Rockingham Road home to Nene...

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SPL Should Consider Fan Investment

By on Nov 24, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

Football loves its phrases. We speak of a player getting stuck in and having good feet for a big man, while saying his form is poor as he’s gone off the boil. Some squads play Route One football and others just run about.  The sports lexicon is thick with these and many other sayings that at times can remind us in short order what message is attempting to be...

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