Posts made in August, 2012

Signore Pantalone and the Pompey Comedy of Errors

By on Aug 31, 2012 in Latest | 2 comments

It is often the last resort of the villain in a pantomime to curse his conquerors with his dying breath. Which thought leads me directly to  the vainglorious attacks of  Pompey’s chief creditor, Balram Chainrai, on the Pompey Supporters’ Trust. Indeed, not only the Pompey Trust but the entire Trust movement. For the edification of Sky Chainrai declares,...

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Cafe Calcio: The Street Pharmacists Guide To Football – An Introduction

By on Aug 31, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

A new season of the radio show and podcast Café Calcio begins in a couple of weeks, and we’ll be bringing you a series in association with it. First of all, though, a brief introduction, and here’s co-host Chris Roberts to tell us all about it. Every show in the new season of Café Calcio broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM will contain a feature linking...

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Port Vale: Reserving The Right To Criticise

By on Aug 31, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

The benefits of hindsight are many. And reviewing the fretful close season that Port Vale fans have just endured, I am glad that I “knew the result” of the negotiations on Lancashire businessman Keith Ryder’s putative club takeover. Otherwise I would have feared for them mightily. Vale ended last season in administration with “preferred bidder” Ryder having agreed a...

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Newport Countys Dream Start To The Season

By on Aug 30, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 6 comments

References to lottery tickets are a well worn trope in the world of those who support those clubs that habitually live below the games breadline. On the whole, those that have come up trumps with those multi-million to one odds have tended to steer clear of football, but one club has bagged itself a Euromillions winner, and even this is just another moment of note...

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New Season, New Mungo: S05E01

New Season, New Mungo: S05E01

By on Aug 30, 2012 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 0 comments

It is that time again. The story of Mungo McCrackas and his time with Heart of Clackmannanshire and Primrose Hill Ramblers is too convoluted to go into here (the full Mungo archive can be seen here), but we are delighted to confirm that the worst professional footballer in the world is back for a fifth series, kicking off this morning on 200%. After a brief stay in...

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