Posts made in November, 2011

City & United’s Misadventures In Europe Do Not Constitute A Crisis

By on Nov 23, 2011 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

Both of the Manchester clubs came unstuck in Europe last night. The Champions League campaigns of both Manchester City and Manchester United was certainly been amongst the biggest curios of the start of this season. Imperious and already pulling clear of the pack in the league, they have been broadly misfiring in their midweek matches, and last night they stumbled...

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A Brief History Of England False Dawns: Part 2

By on Nov 23, 2011 in History, International Football, Latest | 5 comments

Last week, in the wake of England’s heroic (cough) win against Spain at Wembley in what can only be described as the friendly international to end all friendly internationals, we took a look at a few matches from their past in which the national team had managed to pluck a result from somewhere against a decent team, but failed to capitalise upon it. In the...

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Match Of The Week 4: Stourbridge 2-0 Plymouth Argyle

By on Nov 23, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

Plymouth Argyle’s season goes from bad to worse, as they were knocked out of the FA Cup First Round by Southern League Premier Division side Stourbridge. Goals from Paul McCone and Sean Evans gave the Glassboys a well deserved victory, and the chance to face League One Stevenage in eleven days time. Unlike the game at Home Park ten days ago, the replay was a much...

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Match Of The Week 3: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Aston Villa

By on Nov 22, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

With seven wins from eight games and twenty-two points from a possible twenty-four, the sun is rising over the white and navy blue corner of North London at the moment. This evening’s match against Aston Villa was one at which Tottenham Hotspur might, in other years, have chosen to fluff their lines, and Spurs supporters are rather over-familiar with their...

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AFC Bournemouth: There’s Something About Eddie

By on Nov 21, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 0 comments

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...

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