June 2012

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A New Dawn For Wycombe Wanderers

The timing of the announcement, coming as it did on a Friday evening, might have been a little unusual, but there can be no doubting that the take-over of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club by its supporters trust is very positive news indeed. The clubs future has been a source of some conjecture over the last…

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June 30, 2012
Ian

Three Up, Three Down & The Stigma Of Non-League Football

Earlier this week, a curious Early Day Motion was presented to parliament. Early Day Motions are one of the more endearing quirks of our antiquated parliamentary system, allowing Members of Parliament the opportunity to get whatever may have been on their minds of late which couldn’t be considered of national importance out there in the…

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June 30, 2012
Ian

Which Way Now For Scottish Football?

While the European Championships have been chugging along neatly in the forefront of most peoples minds over the last couple of weeks or so, football in Scotland has reached a crossroads, the ramifications of which could be felt for many years. The saga of Rangers FC and the debate – some might even say argument…

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June 29, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Past: Reading FC

Reading FC will start their second spell in the Premier League next season having emerged from the pack in the Championship to lift the title by a single, solitary point. This, however, is a club with a very lengthy history. Founded in 1871, Reading joined the Football League in 1920, but the amount of time…

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June 29, 2012
Ian

Euro 2012: The Semi-Finals – Germany 1-2 Italy

On the seventeenth of June 1970, Italy and West Germany played out a World Cup semi-final at The Azteca Stadium in Mexico City so epic that earned itself the soubriquet of The Match Of The Century. Perhaps the finest tribute ever paid to an individual football match ever made can be found outside the stadium,…

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June 28, 2012
Ian

David Beckham Misses The Olympic Cut

People may, as we speak, be lighting candles outside Leytonstone Town Hall this afternoon. David Beckham, one of the more public faces of the London bid to host this summers Olympic games found out earlier today that he will not be in the squad for this summers matches, another layer of controversy added to a…

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June 28, 2012
Ian

Euro 2012: The Semi-Finals – Spain 0-0 Portugal (Spain Win 4-2 On Penalty Kicks)

So it was all about Cristiano Ronaldo doing nothing. And I pilloried BBC commentators for fawning over him even while he was doing nothing, when they’d actually spotted the defining moment of Portugal’s tournament. “Look at Ronaldo, just waiting for his opportunity” said Steve Wilson, midway through the stultifying second half against Spain. An hour…

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June 28, 2012
Mark
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