Posts made in June, 2012

David Beckham Misses The Olympic Cut

By on Jun 28, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

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 team which seems to be pleasing very few people at the...

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

By on Jun 28, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

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 later, he was...

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100 Owners: Number 92 – Doug Ellis (Aston Villa)

By on Jun 27, 2012 in History, Latest | 8 comments

If you ask the question of why the best-supported club in Englands second biggest city have managed just one English championship in the last one hundred and two years, there is a chance that some – if not many – Aston Villa supporters will have a ready-made answer: Doug Ellis. Ellis was one of the few English football club owners to survive what was a...

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Truro Citys Unexpected £700,000 Headache

By on Jun 27, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

The end of last summer didn’t work out too well for Kevin Heaney, the property-developing owner of Blue Square Bet South side Truro City, when his attempts to by Plymouth Argyle out of administration failed after repeated promises to come good with the money for the purchase never came to fruition. And this summer may well end up coming to an unhappy end for...

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An Open Letter to the Scottish Football League

By on Jun 26, 2012 in Latest, Scottish Football | 8 comments

To all officials, boards and directors of the Scottish Football League and its member clubs, I wish to make known the strength of my opposition to any arrangement which would see a reformed Rangers parachuted into the second tier of Scottish football. Not only would this be wrong in its own terms, but any hasty reorganisation of the league structure that might be...

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