Posts made in March, 2012

Now That Rangers Are Saved

By on Mar 17, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Scottish Football | 16 comments

The “Blue Knights”? Really?? I don’t suppose Rangers fans who are backing former director Paul Murray’s bid for the club care about how ridiculous his consortium’s media moniker sounds, now that Rangers are saved. At least they won’t care, as long as Murray and the various Rangers supporters’ groups attached to his bid are more...

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The Hillsborough Leak: Why Now, And By Whom?

By on Mar 16, 2012 in History, Latest | 2 comments

The devil, as so often in these cases, is in the detail. While the reflex reaction to this weeks leaking of documents concerning the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 may be to focus on the word “drunk”, it may be more informative to focus on the use of the word “Merseyside”, in terms of which police force it was that was making unfounded claims...

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Hackney Marshes And The Quest For Football’s Grass Roots

By on Mar 15, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

It takes different strokes to move the world, and Mike Bayly has found a little peace with the game through getting involved in what has come to be known as “grass-roots” football. What, though, does this mean in the twenty-first century and how can this be reconciled with a game that is now in its post-industrial stage? Mike went to a match played on a...

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Sir Dave Richards: A Living Embodiment Of The Values Of The Premier League & The FA

By on Mar 14, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 9 comments

Cometh the hour, cometh the man. If ever there was a moment when the world needed to see the arrogance, pomposity, insularity and, let’s face it, slapstick comedy stylings of the Premier League and the FA, then this week was surely it and Dave Richards, the chairman of the Premier League and vice-chairman of the Football Association, was the perfect man to...

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