March 14, 2012

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

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…

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March 14, 2012
Ian

The Battle Is Over And The FA Deserves Only Our Contempt

It was the thirty-first of May 1984  and Keith Burkinshaw, the manager of Tottenham Hotspur for the previous eight years and the man that had just brought the UEFA Cup back to White Hart Lane, was leaving the club as manager for the last time. As he greeted the asembled press outside the entrance to the ground,…

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March 14, 2012
Ian

Stick Or Twist? A Dilemma For Some Over The Welsh Cup

One of the quieter success stories of the last twenty years of British football has been the establishment of the Welsh Premier League. The foundation of this league, however, was far from harmonious with eight clubs which felt they were being corralled into leaving the English non-league pyramid ending up in a bitter dispute with…

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March 14, 2012
Ian
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