Posts made in December, 2012

Match Of The Past: Colchester United

By on Dec 22, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We return this morning to our ongoing series of archive videos of the clubs of the Football League Championship with Colchester United. Elected into the Football League in 1950, Colchester have spent the overwhelming majority of their sixty-three years since in the bottom two divisions of the league, with two seasons back in the Football Conference in the early...

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Ken’s Bidding Or Not? The Daily Mail’s Hatchet Job On The Leeds United Supporters Trust

By on Dec 20, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 8 comments

Earlier this week, Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail was in a “penthouse apartment in Leeds city centre” with Ken Bates, having been granted a rare interview with the Leeds United chairman ahead of Leeds’ League Cup quarter-final against Chelsea. It wasn’t, it should be said, the most testing of interviews for Bates, a man who frequently seems...

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Another Step On The Road To Justice For The Ninety-Six

By on Dec 19, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 4 comments

It has been three months and one week since the release of the independent panel’s report into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 finally started to undo some of the damage done by twenty-three years of mendacity and incompetence on the part of many people. Their report is probably the most important football news story of the year, but rather than representing...

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Match Of The Past: Carlisle United

By on Dec 19, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

It was not much longer ago than forty years that what we now know as the county of Cumbria (which, in the interests of historical exactitude, we should point out didn’t come into existence until 1974) had three Football League clubs. Barrow, however, lost their place in 1972 and Workington followed them five years later, leaving Carlisle United as the sole...

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Hinckley United’s Season Goes From Bad To Worse

By on Dec 19, 2012 in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

One of non-league football’s more enduring crises of recent seasons reached its head this week with news of the postponement of the Blue Square Bet North match between Hinckley United and Bishops Stortford. A transfer embargo was placed upon the club by the Football Conference at the end of October following a failure on its part to pay the wages of five...

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