Posts made in November, 2011

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

By on Nov 17, 2011 in Latest, Opinion | 8 comments

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 living from their writing whilst, on the other, the behaviour of an established...

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Port Vale… Not Again?

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

Yes, again. Last month, I started what I hoped was an epilogue to Port Vale’s takeover saga. Then Plymouth Argyle’s concluding fortunes took priority and Vale took their place lower down the article queue. But not before I wrote the following: So, farewell, then, internal strife at Port Vale. For now, anyway. As, hopefully, predicted in these pages...

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If They’re Going To Cover Non-League Football, The Media Has To Get It Right

By on Nov 16, 2011 in Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

The First Round Proper of the FA Cup came and went with some criticism of the quality offered by the mainstream media of the non-league game. Mike Bayly was unsatisfied with the cliche and factual inaccuracy that the press offered in attempting to get to grips with the semi-professional game. Coverage of non-league teams in the season’s FA Cup qualifying rounds may...

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The Texas Lower Division Shuffle: And You Will Know Us By the Trail of the Debt

By on Nov 16, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 4 comments

Lower division football in the United States of America has been going through some difficulties of late, with some difficulties that will sound familiar to some of our British readers. Elliott Turner reports on the peculiar case of the RGV Grandes. What if we could create a Frankenstein football league that patched together the worst parts of English and American...

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