Posts made in 2012

Port Vale: Reserving The Right To Criticise

By on Aug 31, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

The benefits of hindsight are many. And reviewing the fretful close season that Port Vale fans have just endured, I am glad that I “knew the result” of the negotiations on Lancashire businessman Keith Ryder’s putative club takeover. Otherwise I would have feared for them mightily. Vale ended last season in administration with “preferred bidder” Ryder having agreed a...

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Newport Countys Dream Start To The Season

By on Aug 30, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 6 comments

References to lottery tickets are a well worn trope in the world of those who support those clubs that habitually live below the games breadline. On the whole, those that have come up trumps with those multi-million to one odds have tended to steer clear of football, but one club has bagged itself a Euromillions winner, and even this is just another moment of note...

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New Season, New Mungo: S05E01

New Season, New Mungo: S05E01

By on Aug 30, 2012 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 0 comments

It is that time again. The story of Mungo McCrackas and his time with Heart of Clackmannanshire and Primrose Hill Ramblers is too convoluted to go into here (the full Mungo archive can be seen here), but we are delighted to confirm that the worst professional footballer in the world is back for a fifth series, kicking off this morning on 200%. After a brief stay in...

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The 2012 Paralympic Football Tournaments – A Brief Guide

By on Aug 30, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

As most of you will by now be aware, the 2012 Paralympic Games opening ceremony is now complete and this means that we can all look forward to its forthcoming football tournaments. There is no womens event at this games, but there are two mens events, the 5-a-side event, which is played by athletes that are visually impaired using a ball containing a noise-making...

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100 Owners: Number 85 – Brian Hillier (Swindon Town)

By on Aug 29, 2012 in History, Latest | 0 comments

Whiter than white though some might claim it to be, the history of football in England is pock-marked with attempts to bend the rules as set out by the Football Association. The punishments meted out to these clubs have been many and varied, but it could be argued that few in recent have suffered a penalty as harsh as Swindon Town did in the summer of 1990. In some...

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