Posts made in December, 2012

100 Owners: Number 76 – Ken Wheldon (Walsall & Birmingham City)

By on Dec 18, 2012 in History, Latest | 5 comments

The 1980s were a period of decline for football in the West Midlands. A decade which had started with one of its clubs, Aston Villa, winning the Football League Championship and the European Cup in successive season soon saw several of its most notable clubs hit hitherto unseen low points in their histories and one man, a scrap metal dealer from the Black Country,...

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The Club World Cup Fails Engage… Again

By on Dec 17, 2012 in European Club Football, Latest | 3 comments

Chelsea’s bid to become the world champions of club football ended yesterday morning in Yokohama with an insipid defeat at the hands of the South American champions Corinthians of Sao Paolo. This was, perhaps, not too great a surprise. For all the talk of superlatives that seems to pepper football in the twenty-first century, FIFA’s World Club Cup has...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 16/12/2012

By on Dec 16, 2012 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

This week’s Non-League Videos Of The Week have a slightly Kentish feel to them, as we take a look at four of the county’s clubs in action in this weekend’s FA Trophy Second Round matches, along with matches from the Blue Square Bet, the Premier Division of the Southern League and the Northern League. First up are Blue Square Bet South side Bromley...

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Least Said, Soonest Mended: Brendan Rodgers, The Press & Liverpool’s Transition

By on Dec 16, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

Pride, they say, comes before a fall, and for the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers there may be no greater fall this season than that which occurred at Anfield yesterday afternoon, as his team was outplayed by Aston Villa to bring to an end the feeling that Liverpool were, perhaps, finally starting to turn a corner this season. The starting point for making this...

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Hastings United’s Greatest Night & Marvellous Opportunity

By on Dec 14, 2012 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

It was an evening of football dramatic enough to be thoroughly fitting, when we consider what was at stake, for the occasion. A capacity crowd of just over 4,000 people was at The Pilot Field last night to see Hastings United of the Ryman League Premier Division play off against Harrogate Town of the Blue Square Bet North, and the relative underdogs from East Sussex...

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