Posts made in October, 2012

Port Vales Latest Bidder Shows His Hand

By on Oct 26, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 0 comments

The emergence of Altrincham-based businessman Paul Wildes and his Leicestershire business associate Norman Smurthwaite as the latest “preferred” bidder(s) for Port Vale triggered a wave of hope across Burslem. Some of it was live on telly too, as Vale gave Oxford United a 3-0 shoeing on the day Wildes name was made public. After the protracted, painful climax of the...

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Match Of The Past: Sheffield Wednesday

By on Oct 26, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We continue – and this is the penultimate one for this division: League One comes next – our series of archive matches of the clubs of the Football League Championship with one of the grandest of them all: Sheffield Wednesday. Founded, as The Wednesday in 1867 (and this, for those that didn’t already know it, was a name which the club kept until as...

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Paul Jewell Leaves Ipswich Town, But Is This Just Papering Over Bigger Cracks?

By on Oct 24, 2012 in Finance, Latest | 1 comment

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Ipswich Town’s only League title, and a title won on their debut season in the top flight. Since then, Town have been ever present in the top two divisions, with just seven of these ending in the bottom half of the second tier. In some respects this has been one long over-achievement, considering the size of the club and...

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Racism… Again

By on Oct 24, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 10 comments

We live in tumultuous times. It has frequently felt over the last few days, weeks and months as if the edifices of twentieth century Britain are starting to be dismantled, and football is not free from the times being a-changing. When the independent panel released its findings into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, it felt like a watershed moment. Not particularly...

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Why Yate Towns FA Cup Achievement Cannot Be Understated

By on Oct 24, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 5 comments

We haven’t reached the First Round Proper of the competition yet, but it is possible that we will not see a bigger surprise in the rest of this years FA Cup than was seen this evening at Rodney Parade when Yate Town of the Southern League Division One South & West beat Newport County by three goals to one in their Fourth Qualifying Round replay. Eyebrows...

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