July 2012

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Match Of The Past: West Ham United

We are nearly at the end of our summer long series of videos featuring matches involving the clubs of this seasons Premier League, and the latest in this series features the club that scrambled into the Premier League via last seasons play-offs, West Ham United. West Ham have a long history of bouncing between the…

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July 23, 2012
Ian

100 Owners: Number 87 – Louis Edwards (Manchester United)

It has, in recent years, become standard for some Manchester United supporters to sing songs regarding the death of Malcolm Glazer. The owner of the club inspires such extreme emotions amongst the clubs fan-base that it is possible to think that him and his family are the first group of individuals to have been involved…

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July 23, 2012
Ian

Sir Alex Ferguson, The Glazers & The Future Of Manchester United

The silly season is well and truly upon us, and with football now demanding twenty-four hour, three hundred and sixty-five day a year media coverage the next few weeks seem likely to bring more stories to the back pages of newspapers that might otherwise not have been deemed worthy of such coverage. So it was…

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July 22, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Past: Fulham FC

At their picturesque home on the banks of the River Thames Fulham have long been a favourite of the television broadcasters, and today we have six matches from their archive, from the 1960s, the 1970s and the 1980s. The sixties began with the club having just been promoted to the First Division for only the…

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July 21, 2012
Ian

Rangers: Promises, Promises

Charles Green bought the business, assets and – according to some, but not all, of paragraphs in last week’s report to creditors from administrators Duff and Phelps – the history of Rangers Football Club for a pittance in June. But he’s really paying for it now. “New Rangers’” placement in Scottish Football’s fourth tier means…

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July 20, 2012
Mark

It Really Isn’t What Football Fans Want to Hear?

Greg Clarke is a defender of your football club. No really. Stop snorting with derision in Pompey, Plymouth, Leeds, Wrexham, Coventry (supporters of other clubs are also available in snort-mode) … He says so himself. So it must be true. In a telling exchange with MP Damien Collins at the DCMS enquiry (from 12.00 on) he…

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July 19, 2012
SJMaskell

100 Owners: Number 88 – Tony Lazarou (Enfield FC )

In November of last year, a non-league football club made its first appearance at its new home ground. This in itself is nothing truly remarkable. After all, football clubs relocating has been a common enough sight over the last quarter of a century or so. For this particular club, though, the move was a special…

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July 18, 2012
Ian
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