Posts made in July, 2012

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

By on Jul 18, 2012 in History, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

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 one, bringing, as it did, to an end twelve years of...

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Olympic Disinterest In Football

By on Jul 18, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 10 comments

Considering the hysteria which surrounded the release of tickets for this summer’s Olympic Games last year, we might have expected that sales for the football tournament would be high. After all, this is a country which loves its football and the idea of a tournament of any description – and it is of course worth bearing in mind the World Cup won’t...

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Match Of The Past: Wigan Athletic

By on Jul 17, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Having been elected into the Football League in 1978 and spending the next quarter of a century in the bottom two divisions, finding inclusions for Wigan Athletics turn on our Match Of The Past series hasn’t necessarily been easy. However, we have managed to find six matches from the years between 1982 and 1997 for you this evening, starting off with their...

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The Torpor (And Importance) Of Pre-Season Friendlies

By on Jul 17, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 2 comments

The concept of the “close season” is becoming a rapidly fading memory. This summer has seen the European Championships pass seamlessly into the first round of friendly matches which will fill the schedules now until the middle of next month, when the league season finally begins. These matches serve an obvious function for clubs. At a playing level, they...

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Match Of The Past: Queens Park Rangers

By on Jul 16, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We have another six matches from the past this morning, today featuring a club which survived relegation by virtue of results elsewhere.: Queens Park Rangers. QPR have always been a relatively popular choice for the television companies, not least because of the close proximity of Loftus Road to the BBCs Television Centre, although it is worth pointing out that the...

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