Monthly Archive: May 2012

100 Owners: 98. Henry Norris (Arsenal) 5

100 Owners: 98. Henry Norris (Arsenal)

The formative years of professional football in England were a turbulent time, a period in which the rules – both written and unwritten – which underpin our notions of how a football club should...

Now That Rangers Are Saved, Part Three 1

Now That Rangers Are Saved, Part Three

Rangers’ spell in administration was best summed up deep in one of Court of Session Judge Lord Hodge’s many Rangers pronouncements over recent months. Paragraph fifty of his directions to administrators Duff & Phelps...

100 Owners: No.99 – Stan Flashman (Barnet) 6

100 Owners: No.99 – Stan Flashman (Barnet)

There was always something inherently contradictory about Stan Flashman. He is, perhaps, best remembered as the “King Of The Touts” (often with the prefix “Self-Styled” attached to it), but when he craved respectability he would...

Bye ‘Eck – McLeish Out At Aston Villa 7

Bye ‘Eck – McLeish Out At Aston Villa

There is something rather appropriate about the fact that the first post-season managerial casualty in the Premier League should have turned out to be Aston Villa’s Alex McLeish. It was, after all, McLeish’s arrival...