Posts made in December, 2011

An Extraordinary Statement From Liverpool FC

By on Dec 21, 2011 in English League Football, Latest |

On the details of the case itself, we will have to see the full details of the FA’s investigation before passing any comment. We can, however, say with a degree of certainty that the reaction was as hysterical as might have been predicted and that oil has been poured onto an already raging fire by an official club statement from Liverpool Football Club itself...

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The Twohundredpercent Review Of 2011: A Winter Of Discontent

By on Dec 20, 2011 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

There is definitely something in the air. If the landscape of the football supporter has been defined by any single theme over the last two or three years, then the notion of protest and a more general feeling of satisfaction at the way on which our game is being run has to come close to the top of anybody’s list. As British society has come to feel more...

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A Glimmer Of Light Over Safe Standing?

By on Dec 20, 2011 in English League Football, Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

It was only a tiny step forward, but those that have been campaigning for the return of terraces in the form of safe standing had a rare reason to be cheerful yesterday with an announcement from north of the border, that the Scottish Premier League is to trial a pilot that may see the return of standing at matches in the near future.  That this announcement should...

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How Everton Represent English Football’s Failed Business Model

By on Dec 19, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 32 comments

If you were after a textbook example of top-flight English football’s failed business model, you couldn’t go wrong with Everton – consistently decent Premier League performers with consistently high home crowds and a consistently money-generating transfer policy. Yet, without a sharp shift in attitude and fortune, financial ruin awaits. Since last writing on...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 18-12-2011

By on Dec 18, 2011 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

After all the excitement of the recent rounds of cup matches in the FA Cup and FA Trophy over the last couple of weeks, it was back to the league for non-league football this weekend, and we have highlights from six matches for you this evening. From the Blue Square Premier, we have the match between Forest Green Rovers and Lincoln City. From the Blue Square Bet...

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