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The 2012 Olympic Games: No-one Expected The Spanish Elimination

Re-write the football coaching manuals, the Olympic football tournament suggests. Power leads to glory…not all that tiki-taka nonsense. The United States womens’ march to Gold, and the Spanish men’s march to…the airport were the key features of a mostly exciting round of Olympic football matches. If the women took the first round plaudits, the men’s…

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August 2, 2012
Mark

A Defining Evening For Womens Football In Britain?

In front of a crowd of over 70,000 people at Wembley last night, women’s football in Britain was given the perhaps the biggest boost that it could have been given. There has been considerable huffing and puffing on the subject of teams representing the constituent parts of Britain being represented at this summers football tournament,…

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August 1, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Past: Birmingham City

We continue our series of historical videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship this morning with Birmingham City, and six matches from the years between 1975 and 2007. Our first match is a trip to Hillsborough for an FA Cup semi-final against Fulham in 1975, and our second match is from the following…

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August 1, 2012
Ian

Another Twist In The Manchester United IPO Saga

The problem with a fundamental breakdown in trust is that whatever the motives may be for any of the parties concerned, they will be viewed with suspicion by those on the other side. Even with our most level of heads on, however, it is difficult not to view the timing of the resubmission of Manchester…

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July 31, 2012
Ian

The 2012 Olympics Games: Womens & Mens Football – Group Matches, Round Two

Re-write the football coaching manuals, the Olympic football tournament suggests. Power leads to glory… not all that tiki-taka nonsense. The United States womens’ march to Gold, and the Spanish men’s march to…the airport were the key features of a mostly exciting round of Olympic football matches. If the women took the first round plaudits, the…

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July 31, 2012
Mark

Match Of The Past: Barnsley FC

Following on from our series of archive video of the twenty clubs of the Premier League, we are continuing on over the course of the next nine months with the clubs of the Football League and, since we’re doing this alphabetically and starting with the Championship, first up is Barnsley. FA Cup runners-up in 1910…

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July 30, 2012
Ian

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Aston Villa

For the supporters of Aston Villa Football Club, last season ended forty-eight hours after everybody else. Nine months of purgatory under the managership of Alex McLeish had resulted in the team finishing in sixteenth place in the Premier League, two places and two points above the relegation places, and it wasn’t until the clubs senior…

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July 30, 2012
Ian
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