June 2012

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I Come To Bury Rangers, Not To Praise Them

The scriptwriters for soap operas must be under enormous pressure to produce dramatic yet feasible storylines every few days. But if the pressure gets too much for them, which some might argue it already has, they can always consult whichever twisted mind writes Rangers’ stuff these days. Twice in the past few days – nope,…

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June 22, 2012
Mark

Match Of The Past: Norwich City

As regular readers of this site will be aware, we are delving back into the past over the course of this summer so bring you collections of videos from English footballs history. This week we’re featuring Norwich City, and we kick-off with a compilation from the clubs FA Cup run of 1959, when they reached…

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June 22, 2012
Ian

The Euro 2012 Quarter-Finals: Czech Republic 0-1 Portugal

So, we have had our twenty-four hour break and it is on to the quarter-finals – the business end, if you will – of the 2012 European Championships. And if there is one player above all others who looks as if he may be the one that is talked about in hushed tones when this…

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June 21, 2012
Ian

Next Years FA Cup May Leave A Nasty Taste In The Mouth

Over the last few years, we have come to worry more than a little about the well-being of the FA Cup. Semi-finals at Wembley Stadium, falling television audiences for the final and dwindling crowds for matches involving Premier League clubs have all taken their toll on this most venerable of sporting institutions, but at least…

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June 21, 2012
Ian

Rangers, Scare Stories & The Restructuring Of Scottish Football

When a story of a fantastical nature first appears in a tabloid newspaper, the temptation is to write it off as the delusion of somebody with an agenda and move on. In the case of the rumours now circulating that the owner of “The” Rangers, Charles Green, may – and we should stress the word…

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June 21, 2012
Ian

Usmanov & Kroenkes Ongoing Stand-Off At Arsenal

With international football hogging the headlines at the moment, the Premier League has been rather quiet over the last couple of weeks. Sure enough, there was the emergence of Richard Scudamore from a meeting last week wiping drool from the corner of his mouth and carrying a bin bag full of television over his shoulder,…

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June 21, 2012
Ian

Euro 2012: Group D – The Final Day

The phrase “you make your own luck” is an overused one and it is perfectly possible to argue that luck, by its very nature, is random. There can be little doubt, however, that England rode theirs in Donetsk last night, scrambling their way to a single goal win which confirmed a slightly unlikely looking top…

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June 20, 2012
Ian
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