Posts made in February, 2012

Scott Parker Versus The World

By on Feb 29, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

We live in polarised times. Rather than opening people up to new worlds and new experiences, the internet has allowed us to retreat into tiny enclaves of people who feel the same as we do and draw up the barricades. There is little room for subtlety or nuance in our debates any more, since the only voices to get themselves lifted above the background hum of noise...

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Aston Villa’s Financial Performance Reflects An Inert Season

By on Feb 29, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

The haste with which football clubs dispose of their managers has been discussed in depth on here before. It has long been a peculiarity of this particular sport that managerial positions have been treated so frivolously by clubs, and the folly of doing so has been shown up in fairly strong terms over the last couple of days with the release of Aston Villa’s...

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European Championship Stories: 1984 – Le Veritable Roi Michel

By on Feb 28, 2012 in History, International Football, Latest | 1 comment

They’ve been playing for one hundred and nineteen minutes on this balmy Mediterranean evening at le Stade Velodrome in Marseille and nothing, so far, has been able to separate the two teams. France, who sailed through the group stages of the 1984 European Championships, have surprisingly met their match in Portugal, who, prior to this summer, have not reached...

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The Continuing Adventures Of Chairman Eddie Of Bournemouth

By on Feb 27, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

For most of us, the idea of drinking alcohol whilst at work would be to stretch the imagination just a little too far. The days of long, boozy lunches in the pub and afternoons spent trying desperately to stay awake are very much a thing of the past, and our productivity is, if we are honest with ourselves, all the better for it. For those that own the means of...

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Mungo S04E07

By on Feb 27, 2012 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 1 comment

With our ultimate hero Mungo McCrackas now in space ready and waiting to take part in the first ever extraterrestrial Premier League match, the powers that be have thoughtfully provided him with some teammates. A heady mix of grit, artistry, wisdom and a keen understanding of the laws of physics ensue. Will Mungo manage to integrate into this new squad? And will we...

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