Posts made in February, 2012

Pompey’s Blame Game

By on Feb 15, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 5 comments

We have been waiting for this since November – but that doesn’t make it any better. The new manager, the younger team, and games like the awayday at Blackpool notwithstanding, no one has been able to fully enjoy the simplicity of Championship survival. That is because, when the first shoe hit the floor in November, we learned that...

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The 2012 African Cup Of Nations: The Final

By on Feb 14, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Cote D’Ivoire never had a chance. Whatever the multi-talents of their squad, the Elephants were going to struggle in this African Cup of Nations final…up against two teams. As if the Zambian side at this competition wasn’t good enough, there was the memory of their 1993 predecessors with which to contend, and the current squad’s hugely admirable...

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McCarthy Out At Wolves

By on Feb 13, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

By all accounts he’s a decent guy, is Mick McCarthy. Unfortunately for him, such personality traits are seldom considered to be of great importance when deciding whether to keep the manager of a football club in his position, and his departure from Molineux after one of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ most embarrasssing results of recent years comes as little...

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Time To Draw A Line Under The Suarez Incidents

By on Feb 13, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 7 comments

The football was always going to be overshadowed on Saturday lunchtime. It has been that sort of a season. At least, though, another gut-wrenching weekend of tribalism and mud-slinging, some good finally seems to have come from the poisonous atmosphere between Liverpool and Manchester United, and perhaps now we can get back to focussing on what continues to be a...

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Falling Out Of Love With England

By on Feb 11, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 12 comments

The last week or so has said a lot about England, the state of the country, its sporting culture and the team that is supposed to represent it on the stage of international football. Apathy levels with the national team, however, are growing to the point at which it may become pertinent to ask the question of what the England national football team is actually for....

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