Posts made in July, 2012

Another Twist In The Manchester United IPO Saga

By on Jul 31, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 2 comments

The problem with a fundamental breakdown in trust is that whatever the motives may be for any of the parties concerned, they will be viewed with suspicion by those on the other side. Even with our most level of heads on, however, it is difficult not to view the timing of the resubmission of Manchester Uniteds proposed Initial Public Offering (IPO) with at least one...

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The 2012 Olympics Games: Womens & Mens Football – Group Matches, Round Two

By on Jul 31, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Re-write the football coaching manuals, the Olympic football tournament suggests. Power leads to glory… not all that tiki-taka nonsense. The United States womens’ march to Gold, and the Spanish men’s march to…the airport were the key features of a mostly exciting round of Olympic football matches. If the women took the first round plaudits, the men’s took the...

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Match Of The Past: Barnsley FC

By on Jul 30, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Following on from our series of archive video of the twenty clubs of the Premier League, we are continuing on over the course of the next nine months with the clubs of the Football League and, since we’re doing this alphabetically and starting with the Championship, first up is Barnsley. FA Cup runners-up in 1910 and winners in 1912 whilst in the Second...

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The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Aston Villa

By on Jul 30, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

For the supporters of Aston Villa Football Club, last season ended forty-eight hours after everybody else. Nine months of purgatory under the managership of Alex McLeish had resulted in the team finishing in sixteenth place in the Premier League, two places and two points above the relegation places, and it wasn’t until the clubs senior management and bowed to...

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100 Owners: Number 86 – Douglas Craig (York City)

By on Jul 29, 2012 in History, Latest | 6 comments

In May, York City beat Luton Town by two goals to one in the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final at Wembley Stadium, ending an eight year long stay in non-league football and the the return of League football to one of the English games more idiosyncratic venues, Bootham Crescent. For seventy-five years between 1929 and 2004, York City had been stalwarts rather...

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