Posts made in 2012

The Truth, At Last, For The 96

By on Sep 12, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 2 comments

It took more than twenty-three years but the truth finally became public about the Hillsborough disaster today, and its capacity to shock remains as undiminished as ever. The families of those who died, who have fought tooth and nail for the full story to be made public, finally realised their wish today with the release of 450,000 new documents relating to the...

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Same As The Old Boss: Another Investor Sets Its Eyes On Portsmouth

By on Sep 10, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

Considering so many of the events of the last three or four years or so, yesterday was an altogether satisfactory day for Portsmouth Football Club. A win by three goals to nil at Crawley Town lifted the team out of the relegation places at the foot of League One, whilst supporters were able to keep themselves entertained with rumours of another bidder to rescue the...

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Review: The Chairmans Daughter, By Ian Plenderleith

By on Sep 10, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

Football and fiction have not always made for the happiest of bedfellows. Perhaps there is something about the pure drama of every aspect of the game which results in the budding football fiction writer, perhaps, feeling the need to stretch the limits of their imagination beyond the credible. How, we might well ask, can a fiction writer come up with a story that...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: The FA Cup First Qualifying Round

By on Sep 10, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

The FA Cup reached its First Qualifyng Round last weekend, which meant the introduction of the clubs of the Premier Divisions of the Isthmian, Southern and Northern Premier Leagues, and we have highlights from six matches from this round of the competition for you this morning. First up is the match between Cambridge City of the Southern League Premier Division and...

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Match Of The Past: Derby County

By on Sep 9, 2012 in Latest, Video | 1 comment

We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship this morning with a club that became the champions of England twice in four years during the 1970s, Derby County. Under the managership of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor, the club was promoted to the First Division in 1969, and they gave a glimpse of what was to come with the...

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