Posts made in January, 2012

The New Town Effect: Brutalism & Abrasive Personalities At Crawley And Stevenage

By on Jan 31, 2012 in English League Football, History, Latest | 10 comments

If the draw for the Fifth Round of this year’s FA Cup was notable for anything in particular, what really stood out was the presence of two clubs for whom an appearance at this stage of the competition would been inconceivable just a couple of decades ago. Last weekend, both Crawley Town and Stevenage chalked up notable wins in the Fourth Round of the...

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European Championship Stories: 1964 – A Battle Of Ideologies

By on Jan 31, 2012 in History, International Football, Latest | 0 comments

If the early history of the European Championships can be seen as explicitly wrapped up in the politics of the time, then Spain’s victory on home ground in 1964 European Nations Cup could be regarded as one of international football’s ultimate flashes in the pan. This was a victory that was simultaneously the last gasp of one of the greatest club sides...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 30/01/12

By on Jan 30, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Our non-league videos of the week are twenty-four hours late this week, but we have four matches for you this evening – two from the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier, one from the Blue Square Bet South and one from the FA Vase. First up are two matches from the championship battle at the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier. Fleetwood Town have edged clear at...

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Match Of The Week: Sunderland 1-1 Middlesbrough

By on Jan 29, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

The tripartite nature of footballing rivalry in the north-east of England means that this afternoons FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough has a hint of being a local derby about it without fully appearing to be the real thing. Still, supporters of both of these clubs have cause to give a wry smile this afternoon. Newcastle United, the third...

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