2012

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Match Of The Past: Bolton Wanderers

We continue our series of the Football League Championship clubs’ matches of the past this morning with Bolton Wanderers, and six matches from the years between 1954 and 2003. The first match comes from 1954, and sees Bolton travel to the Manor Ground to play Headington United, who were of course to later become Oxford…

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August 6, 2012
Ian

The 2012 Olympic Games: Womens Football – The Quarter-Finals

Those pesky quarter-finals do their worst yet again. By the time Hope Powell’s Team GB got any cohesion into their game against Canada, they were already a (terrific) goal down and the initiative had flown across the Atlantic, never to return.It was a sad, slightly flat way for Team GB’s otherwise impressive campaign to end,…

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August 4, 2012
Mark

The Scottish Premier League, A Brief Preview

The Scottish Premier League kicks off its fifteenth – and conceivably its last – season this weekend, after a summer when off-field issues have dominated, and the repercussions of which may yet have major consequences on the season ahead. It makes it similtaneously the most predictable, and in other respects the most unpredictable, season in…

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August 4, 2012
Ian

What Not To Wear 2012/13: Dotmund Reviews The Premier League Kits For The New Season

Oh, is it that time of the year already? The football clubs of the Premier League are making their preparations for the start of the new football season and this means, of course, the release of their new kits. So, in the first of a two-parter – what he thinks the kits of all Premier…

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August 3, 2012
Ted

Match Of The Past: Blackpool FC

We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship this morning with Blackpool. Amongst the giants of the immediate post-war era, Blackpool entered a steady decline in the 1970s before recovering their composure and eventually finding their way back into the Premier League, and last season they were only…

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August 3, 2012
Ian

The 2012 Olympic Games: The Mens Event, Group Stage Round Three

Anything the Team GB women’s team can do, the men can do too, if with a good deal less style. After his side’s 1-0 win over Uruguay yesterday, the Hope Powell of men’s football, Stuart Pearce, declared that they had played some “outstanding football” to clinch a quarter-final place. Pearce’s eyesight must be a good…

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August 2, 2012
Mark

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Chelsea

It was a penalty shoot-out like no other. In the intensity of the moment, perhaps the longer term significance of Chelseas Champions League victory against Bayern Munich was forgotten, but its ramifications have been felt throughout the Premier League this summer, with the stop-start nature of Chelseas season being swept to one side in those…

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August 2, 2012
Ian
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