May 2012

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Time For Darlington To Prepare For Life In The Northern League

The first round of this years AGM Cup was completed with the FAs initial announcement of which clubs will be playing in which division next season, then, and the two most significant losers are two clubs are that have been appearing on the pages of this website more than most over the last year or…

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May 26, 2012
Ian
Euro Moments: The Czech Republic

Euro Moments: The Czech Republic

This mornings cartoon for the run-up to the European Championships from Dotmund features the Czech Republic and Karel Poborsky’s dog. Don’t forget, you can see plenty more Dotmund artwork here, and you can read his trenchant opinions on just about everything here.

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May 26, 2012
Ted

Euro 2012: The Runners & Riders – Portugal

It would be a stretch to call Portugal under-achievers, but it doesn’t seem unreasonable to suggest that they could be considered the nearly men of European international football. This is a country which has periodically come close in recent years to winning a major trophy without actually lifting one, but the development of football in…

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May 26, 2012
Ted

Has Joey Barton Been Given The Right Ban For The Wrong Reason?

The FA has passed down it’s judgement on Joey Barton, and he has been suspended for a total of twelve games for his misdemeanours in the last game of the season against Manchester City. The first four games of the ban cover the sending off for violent conduct, plus an extra game ban for it…

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May 25, 2012
Ian
Euro Moments: Russia

Euro Moments: Russia

Our daily cartoon series continues this morning with Russia and an incisive comment on perhaps the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game, Lev Yashin. Dotmund scribbled this with his tongue sticking out of the corner of his mouth.

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May 25, 2012
Ted

Euro 2012: The Runners & Riders – Germany

It is now sixteen years since Germany last won a major international tournament. This (perhaps surprisingly long) period of time hasn’t been without its fair share of pain, but to suggest that this is some sort of drought when when they’ve reached the World Cup final, the World Cup semi-final and the European Championship final…

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May 25, 2012
Ian

George Rolls, Kettering Town & The Morals Of Insolvency

One of the great conceits of recent years in terms of the way that football clubs are run has been that there is a greater degree of transparency in the way that football clubs are run. There are examples of transparency within the game which are extremely impressive – consider, for example, the decision of…

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May 24, 2012
Ian
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