Posts made in June, 2012

The Chips Are Down In Pompey Roulette

By on Jun 24, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 6 comments

Pompey Supporters’ Trust have made their bid for the club. Pause to take in the enormity of that statement. This is possibly one of the biggest steps taken in the history of the Trust movement. Not because of the fact that a Trust is in a position to take over a club so recently in the top tier of the game but because they are taking on the most paradoxical...

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Match Of The Past: Newcastle United

By on Jun 24, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

It is now forty-three years since Newcastle United last won a major trophy, but last season saw Alan Pardew restore a little pride to the club with a fifth place finish in the Premier League which brought with it the return of European football to St James Park next season. On todays match of the past, though, we are going back to when silverware was just part of...

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100 Owners: Number 93 – Bill Hiddelston (Third Lanark)

By on Jun 23, 2012 in History, Latest, Scottish Football | 1 comment

There is a curious paradox at the heart of the dynamic of a football club which always seems likely to attract a certain type of undesirable to the game. In terms of their financial position, most clubs live a hand to mouth existence, but many sit on one asset which has considerable value – their home ground. Because football in Britain developed in tandem...

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Steady Now, Jonathan: Pearce Shouts For England & Ronaldo

By on Jun 23, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 12 comments

It has become the cheapest thing in football writing to criticise its television commentators. I almost feel like I’m cheating if I get cheap laughs out of an article on the foibles of Alan Green, Peter Drury et al… So, let’s get serious. This European Championship has seen the usual mix of poor research and inanity from the commentary boxes of both the BBC and ITV....

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