Posts made in 2013

The FIFA Under-17 World Cup: The Semi-Finals

The FIFA Under-17 World Cup: The Semi-Finals

By on Nov 6, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

So. Hello, then, a Mexico/Nigeria Under-17 World Cup final. This engaging tournament is back almost where it started after three weeks of football largely and refreshingly free of cynicism and, at least in my case, predictability. Mexico and Nigeria, who met on the tournament’s third day, were worthy and ultimately convincing winners of two entertaining semi-finals...

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FA Cup First Round Week: “Might We Run Into Rupert The Bear In Shortwood?”

FA Cup First Round Week: “Might We Run Into Rupert The Bear In Shortwood?”

By on Nov 6, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

Some phrases, it seems, stick with you for life. In the August 1990 edition of When Saturday Comes, Newport County supporter Phil Tanner posed the above question in relation to the death of his football club and its rebirth in the Hellenic League, travelling around the southern and western outposts of the non-league game, playing clubs of which he and the vast...

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FA Cup First Round Week: Coventry City & Wimbledon – A Tale Of Two Cup Winners

FA Cup First Round Week: Coventry City & Wimbledon – A Tale Of Two Cup Winners

By on Nov 5, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 0 comments

In the second of our series ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup First Round matches, we take a look at two of the bigger names in the draw, who are playing each other on Friday night. Please, if you wish to reproduce this article elsewhere, link to it rather than copying and pasting it. Thanks.  In the FA Cup First Round on Friday night, two clubs with something of...

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The 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup: The Quarter-Finals

The 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup: The Quarter-Finals

By on Nov 4, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

So. Farewell, then, a Brazil/Nigeria Under-17 World Cup final. As I predicted here, Mexico had next-to-no chance of beating Brazil. So they did. Just to spite me. And Eurosport’s Wayne Boyce was left almost tearfully lamenting the loss of “the dream final.” Boyce’s commentary colleague Tim Caple had breathlessly recommended to viewers of Sweden’s surprisingly...

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