Posts made in 2012

Blackburn & Forest Draw First In The Championship’s Holiday Season Of The Long Knives

By on Dec 27, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

It hasn’t been a terribly happy Christmas break in the Football League Championship, with two sackings immediately after the festive period which can only be considered to be perfect summations of the insanity of the hair-trigger nature of modern football club ownership. At both Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest, managers have lost their jobs today for...

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Monsoon Conditions Fail To Dampen The Renewal Of A Sussex Rivalry

By on Dec 27, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Leaving Brighton yesterday afternoon for the Boxing Day match between Lewes and Bognor Regis Town, all seemed quiet and all seemed fine. There was a little light rain in the air and a chill in the air which merited the addition of an extra layer, but nothing excessive. Spirits couldn’t even be dampened by the decision of Southern Rail to not run any Boxing Day...

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Match Of The Past: Coventry City

By on Dec 26, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Boxing Day seems like the ideal day for repeats, so this afternoon we continue our series of archive matches from the clubs of League One with Coventry City. The club has been suffering hard times of late, but today we go back to take a look at six matches from the club’s three and a half unbroken decades in the top division of English football, kicking off...

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Charles Green: TUPE Or Not TUPE – Is That Still The Question?

By on Dec 24, 2012 in Latest, Scottish Football | 3 comments

An unforeseen side-effect of the Rangers International Football Club share issue was the regurgitation of the “TUPE” issue surrounding the transfer of old Rangers players to Charles Green’s new Rangers on June 14th. The share prospectus, issued on December 5th, referenced an Employment Tribunal claim against Rangers Football Club Limited “on behalf of 67 un-named...

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100 Owners: Number 75 – Graham Westley (Farnborough Town)

By on Dec 23, 2012 in History, Latest | 6 comments

There are few people in lower division football for whom more vituperation is reserved than Graham Westley. The Preston North End manager has a reputation for management-speak and self-aggrandisement that is well known, but such character flaws are hardly unfamiliar in football management – even at its lower levels. Westley’s unpopularity runs deeper...

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