Monthly Archive: January 2012

Blackburn Rovers: When Owners Turn Chicken 10

Blackburn Rovers: When Owners Turn Chicken

One emerging problem with the “benefactor model” of club ownership is “what happens next?” Blackburn Rovers have struggled with this problem since their 1990s benefactor, steel magnate Jack Walker, died in 2000. And current...

Spurs Supporters Dare To Dream 2

Spurs Supporters Dare To Dream

At White Hart Lane last night, Tottenham Hotspur beat Everton by two goals to nil. There was nothing particularly unusual about this result – apart from the fact that Spurs have occasionally struggled to...

Mixed Signals & Bad News From Darlington 3

Mixed Signals & Bad News From Darlington

There may only be a couple of days left to go. Darlington FC continue to stare into the abyss and the comments of the club’s joint administrator, Harvey Madden, in an interview with BBC...

Queens Park Rangers Shuffle Their Pack 1

Queens Park Rangers Shuffle Their Pack

As things turned out, Heidar Helguson’s late equalizer in Milton Keynes on Saturday afternoon wasn’t quite enough to keep Neil Warnock in his job. Rangers – without a win of any description in the...

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 08-01-2012 0

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 08-01-2012

Although a lucky handful of clubs were still involved in the FA Cup this weekend, most non-league clubs were back to the league this weekend, and we have the highlights from four matches from...

After The Dust Has Settled On Liverpool

After The Dust Has Settled On Liverpool

At least, we might pause to reflect, they didn’t choose to take the matter any further. The small matter of fuss surrounding the charges brought against Luis Suarez finally started to recede this week,...

Darlington FC Hangs By A Thread 4

Darlington FC Hangs By A Thread

The news came through with startling speed, another rumour that swelled to an almost bewildering succession of public statements in just a few short hours. At the end of yesterday, the battle-wearied supporters of...

A Good Time To Bury Bad News For Port Vale 6

A Good Time To Bury Bad News For Port Vale

It is virtually impossible to forecast the next misdemeanour, potential or otherwise, to emerge from Port Vale’s boardroom, without descending into the realms of bad-taste fantasy (one of the major protagonists revealing themselves to...

A Kettering New Year 1

A Kettering New Year

Often, when push comes to shove in radicalising a group of football supporters, it will take one, symbolic moment to push those that might otherwise have merely got on with the job of watching...

An Unhappy New Year At Darlington 0

An Unhappy New Year At Darlington

A new year may have begun, but familiar problems are already starting to make themselves clear with conflicting stories concerning the well-being of Blue Square Premier club Darlington.