Posts made in September, 2012

White Knight Syndrome Conflicts Pompey

By on Sep 19, 2012 in Latest | 3 comments

What have the following all got in common? Suliaman Al Fahim, Laurence Bassini, Balram Chainrai and Levi Kushnir? Apart from the fact they all seem intent on bringing joy to the hearts of the Fratton Faithful by throwing money at Portsmouth Football Club? For it seems there has been a virulent outbreak of ‘white knight syndrome’ among aspiring...

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The End Of An Era At AFC Wimbledon

By on Sep 19, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 7 comments

Last night at Kingsmeadow, Wimbledon were beaten by a single deflected goal by Torquay United. It was, by all accounts, a scrappy game, with the home team looking almost chronic in their lack of self confidence, but it was also a match that marked the end of an era. At the full time whistle, manager Terry Brown made a tearful lap of the pitch. This, it turns out,...

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Rivalries & Hatred

By on Sep 18, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

There was always something that left an uneasy feeling in the pit of the stomach about the post-Olympic craze for slating ‘football’ for its attitudes and behaviour, and there is still discomfort whenever anyone starts to discuss ‘decency’ with regard to the moral vacuum that is a professional sport-cum-business. Last night at Goodison Park,...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 17/09/2012

By on Sep 17, 2012 in Latest, Video | 1 comment

Due to other commitments, this weeks non-league videos of the week are a little late but we have seven matches from seven different competitions for you this evening, from the Blue Square Bet Premier to the FA Vase. Our first match comes from Princes Park, and is the Blue Square Bet Premier match between Dartford and Hereford United. These two sides were two...

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Hillsborough: Changing Perspectives

By on Sep 17, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 3 comments

Now the whole truth about Hillsborough is out, perspectives on the tragedy have changed, as they have continually down the years. This week I read past Hillsborough material from my magazine and book collection; When Saturday Comes (WSC) magazine editorials from June 1989 and March 1990; and two chapters from Nick Hornby’s 1992 book Fever Pitch and from each of...

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