Posts made in September, 2012

Have We Entered The Last Days Of Ken Bates Empire?

By on Sep 27, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

There was a hint of what might have been and what might yet be at Elland Road last night as Leeds United knocked Everton out of the League Cup with a win by two goals to one which, if we disregard the empty seats between a crowd of only just over 21,000 people, rolled back the years to the days when this club was a Premier League force. It was a result which might...

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Mungo: S05E02

Mungo: S05E02

By on Sep 27, 2012 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 0 comments

It’s the last Thursday of the month, so it’s time for the second Mungo of this new series. Mungo McCrackas is, as those amongst you with long memories may remember, is back in Scotland but this month he takes a back seat as we have a look at his new clubs Dutch goalkeeper. Mungo is brought to you by Ted Carter, whose series on serial killers –...

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The Axe Fails To Fall On Steve Kean… For Now

By on Sep 26, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 2 comments

It was a story that was completely in keeping with the entire way in which Blackburn Rovers Football Club has been run over the last couple of years or so that whether it was true or not was almost irrelevant. As a barometer of what most think of the owners of the club, that the story that Steve Kean had been sacked its manager and then decided to carry on anyway as...

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Is This How It Ends For Kettering Town? With A Benny Hill-Esque Chase?

By on Sep 25, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 7 comments

There sometimes comes a point at which a football club in trouble passes beyond parody and into what we might at a cursory glance even consider to be satire. That moment, we would contend, came yesterday morning for Kettering Town Football Club when several of the clubs players, who had requested a meeting with the clubs owners over – and there is more of a...

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100 Owners: Number 83 – Peter Swales (Manchester City)

By on Sep 24, 2012 in History, Latest | 1 comment

On the fifth of May 1996, Manchester City drew at home against Liverpool and kissed goodbye to their Premier League status. It was the third time that the club had been relegated from the top division of English football in the previous thirteen years, but this was different – the beginning of the darkest period in the clubs history, a four year spell of...

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