January 2012

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Darlington’s Second Final Day Of Reckoning Approaches

It is a sobering thought to consider that, for all the hard work and drama involved in keeping Darlington FC alive just nine days ago, the looming deadline over the clubs future comes up for renewal again on Monday. The last few days have seen a patchwork team lose narrowly to Fleetwood Town and Hayes…

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January 27, 2012
Ian

Chicago Fire & The Quaker Man Shake Up MLS Sponsorship Game

Still being several weeks away from the start of a new season for association football in the US, much of the current chatter surrounding Major League Soccer revolves around the announcement of this summer’s All-Star Game in Philadelphia and, well, oatmeal.

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January 27, 2012
Ian
Mungo S04E06

Mungo S04E06

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January 26, 2012
Ian

The African Cup Of Nations Springs To Life

Sometimes it is so, so nice to be so, so wrong. Spain’s 4-3 win over Yugoslavia in Euro 2000 was memorably described at the time has “having everything except full-frontal nudity.” Given Equatorial Guinea’s celebration of their astounding 2-1 win over Senegal in the ACN last night, I expect we had that as well.

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January 26, 2012
Mark

The 2012 African Cup Of Nations Review: Group Stages, Round One

The 2010 African Cup of Nations fell away in quality and excitement after the opening round of group games. If this year’s tournament does the same, we will be in for a long three weeks. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we’ll be bringing you up to date with the progress of…

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January 25, 2012
Mark

European Championship Stories: 1960 – Cold War Football

There are plenty of people, not least within the governing bodies of football itself, who would have it that football and politics don’t mix. This is, of course, bunkum, whether we like it or not. The game holds such influence over so many people that it sometimes seems impossible for politicians not to be able…

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January 24, 2012
Ian
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