March 8, 2012

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European Championship Stories: 1988 – Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold

There can be few things more tiresome in international football than war analogies. Sometimes, however, they are inescapable and this can be no more true than in the case of European nations which once pitched up against each other on battlefields, only to find themselves facing off against their former allies or rivals for decades…

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March 8, 2012
Ian

Fifty Years Ago: How Accrington Stanley Fell From The Football League

It is probably fair to say that 2012 hasn’t been the greatest year for British football clubs so far, financially speaking at least. Rangers, Portsmouth, Darlington and Port Vale all languish in administration and it is possible that others will join them. The language of the discussion of these clubs carries many tropes that are…

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March 8, 2012
Ian
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