Posts made in March, 2012

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 25-03-12

By on Mar 25, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Promotion, relegation and Wembley are very much on our minds for this week’s Non-League Videos Of The Week, which feature matches from the Blue Square Premier, the Blue Square South, the FA Vase and the North West Counties Football League Challenge Cup. Things are tight at the bottom of the Blue Square Premier table. Whilst there is a gap between the bottom...

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The Welcome Return Of The Crouchasaurus

By on Mar 25, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

Fifty-eight minutes of largely uninspiring football had been played when, quite out of the blue, we witnessed one of the greatest moments of this Premier League season, and all from the most unexpected of sources. It could be argued that there was something defiantly Stoke City about Peter Crouch’s goal against Manchester City last night. The ball didn’t...

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European Door Slams Shut for Welsh Exiles

By on Mar 25, 2012 in Latest, Welsh Football | 0 comments

Last week, UEFA’s executive committee met the Football Association of Wales. They discussed the proposal to allow Welsh clubs playing in the English pyramid system to qualify for European competition through the Welsh Cup. If successful, the FAW would have succeeded in their attempt to raise the profile of the Welsh Cup by making it  more attractive to the...

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EBTs, CVAs & The Future Of Scottish Football: The BBC Tackles Rangers

By on Mar 23, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 21 comments

Towards the end of BBC Radio 5 Live’s Rangers – What Next?, my attention was flagging. A worthwhile broadcast descended into soppy sentiment as listeners were told of the 11-year-old boy asking his dad to cancel the family holiday to Florida and give the £2,000 cost to Rangers “Fighting Fund” instead (and Mickey Mouse was more likely to be in the Ibrox boardroom,...

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AFC Bournemouth’s Local Paper Banned – Chairman Edddie Is At It Again

By on Mar 21, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

The relationship between a local newspaper and its closest football club can be a mutually beneficial one. Football remains the one item on the news agenda that is more likely than anything else, and a sizeable proportion of its sales will come from those that want the daily drip of coverage that they might not get from elsewhere. The flip side to this is that local...

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