March 2012

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Think Before You Drink Before You Tweet

The morning after Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch at White Hart Lane during the FA Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers, we noted on the subject of one individual that had been arrested with regard to comments made on the social networking website Twitter that, “Should he end up kicked out of…

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March 27, 2012
Ian

Rangers: The “Experts” Speak

A recurring side-issue to Rangers current financial crisis has been the Scottish media’s apparent inability to get its facts straight. This, critics say, has come from a mixture of media faith in the “official” line coming out of Ibrox and a basic misunderstanding of the tax tribunal process. The former charge is as old as…

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March 26, 2012
Mark

Liverpool’s Recent Decline: Time For A Clean Sweep?

What is now starting to become a familiar hush fell over Anfield on Saturday afternoon as Liverpool huffed and puffed their way to another home defeat, this time at the hands of Wigan Athletic. Whilst this result didn’t necessarily qualify as the shock of the season, it was another sign that a club that has…

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March 26, 2012
Ian

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

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…

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March 25, 2012
Ian

The Welcome Return Of The Crouchasaurus

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….

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March 25, 2012
Ian

European Door Slams Shut for Welsh Exiles

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…

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March 25, 2012
Ian

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

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…

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March 23, 2012
Mark
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