Posts made in 2012

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 09-12-2012

By on Dec 9, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

This evening, we have six matches from yesterday (including two from the weekend’s FA Vase Third Round matches), as well  as a little treat from last week’s midweek matches. We start off with the match from the Blue Square South between Dover Athletic and Eastleigh, and we follow this up with a match from the Blue Square North between Altrincham and...

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No Need For Further Hysteria Over Rio Ferdinand

By on Dec 9, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

Thirty minutes after kick-off in this afternoon’s Manchester derby, the individual responsible for controlling the Greater Manchester Police’s Twitter account noted that, “Man arrested outside stadium on suspicion of ticket touting. Brings total arrests for today’s football operation so far to… one!” It was, perhaps, a little on the...

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Match Of The Past: Bury FC

By on Dec 9, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We continue our series of archive videos of the clubs of League One this morning with Bury FC, with highlights of six matches from the ninety-five years between 1902 and 1997. Our first match is from the formative years of professional football, a match between Sheffield United and Bury from 1902. It’s part of the much-celebrated Mitchell & Kenyon archive...

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The UEFA Champions League: So… How Lucky Were Celtic?

By on Dec 7, 2012 in European Club Football, Latest, Scottish Football | 7 comments

As slightly cumbersome Celtic centre-back Efie Ambrose got another indeterminate body part in the way of another intricate Barcelona passing move, my shredded nerves were joined by an extra sense of unease, as I thought of Chelsea. Celtic’s rearguard action in the Nou Camp on October 23rd was almost universally praised and manager Neil Lennon’s team were deemed...

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100 Owners: Number 78 – Robert Chase (Norwich City)

By on Dec 7, 2012 in History, Latest | 2 comments

It takes, it might be argued, a special type of football club chairman to persuade the supporters of Norwich City to violent demonstration. In the first months of 1996, however, one man managed to achieve this, and that man’s name was Robert Chase. A local builder, Chase arrived at Carrow Road in the early 1980s at a time when the financial fortunes of many...

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