Posts made in April, 2012

Aston Villa: Stalking Horses For Relegation?

By on Apr 25, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

The gloves came off at Villa Park last night. Leading by a goal and having dominated the match at half-time against Bolton Wanderers, Alex McLeish’s team threw their lead away and now sit just three points above the relegation places with three matches of the Premier League season left to play. And with this defeat, the sullen cloud of dissatisfaction that has...

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A Sting In The Tail: Chelsea Tame Barcelona In The Champions League

By on Apr 24, 2012 in European Club Football, Latest | 1 comment

Possession, then, might only be nine-tenths of the law after all. When push came to shove at the Camp Nou last night, the young tigers of Barcelona were cast aside by Chelsea’s old dogs in a match of events so improbable that it at times stretch the credulity of the viewer. Such, though, has been the nature of Chelsea’s season since the departure of...

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Northwich Victoria: The 1874 Protests Come To Gigg Lane

By on Apr 23, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

Under normal circumstances, the last game of the season should be a cause for celebration for clubs near the top of their respective tables. On Saturday at Gigg Lane, however, FC United of Manchester’s final game of the season against Northwich Victoria was met by protests by supporters of the visiting club at the end of a season which has seen them lose their...

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30 Years Ago Today: Remembering Football On The ZX Spectrum

By on Apr 23, 2012 in History, Latest | 4 comments

Sometimes, a piece of technology comes along that not only comes to be regarded as the zeitgeist for the era from whence it came, but also as something which as critical to the future architecture of the sphere that it inhabits. Thirty years ago, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum first hit the streets. This was not a machine that dropped out of the sky with no warning...

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Collateral Damage, Sheffield United & The Ched Evans Case

By on Apr 23, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 7 comments

Having been around or about the League One automatic promotion places for much of the season, the last few days have suddenly become rather uncomfortable for Sheffield United. A single goal defeat in Milton Keynes at the weekend coupled with a home win for local and promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday cut the gap between second and third place in the table to a...

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