Posts made in 2013

A Weekend In The Spotlight For Some Of Football’s Afterthoughts

A Weekend In The Spotlight For Some Of Football’s Afterthoughts

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

Way back in the past, when social mobility for football clubs was, generally, if not quite absolutely, calcified by the FA’s distinction between amateurs and professionals (a state of affairs which lasted, somewhat extraordinarily, until 1974) or by the Football League’s insistence on re-election rather than meritocracy at the foot of its bottom rung...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Twenty-One: Brighton & Norwich Scrap At The Bottom

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Twenty-One: Brighton & Norwich Scrap At The Bottom

By on Nov 4, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

As February turned to March in 1981, the battle to avoid relegation to the Second Division was hotting up, with just two points seperating Brghton & Hove Albion, Norwich City and Leicester City at the bottom of the table. The big match of the weekend at the bottom of the table came from Carrow Road, and was between Norwich and Brighton. With ten games of the...

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Thirty-Six & A Half Million Holes In The Accounts In Blackburn, Lancashire

Thirty-Six & A Half Million Holes In The Accounts In Blackburn, Lancashire

By on Nov 3, 2013 in Finance, Latest | 0 comments

At least, the supporters of Blackburn Rovers may choose to console themselves this evening, at least the team won yesterday afternoon. For the first time since the start of last month, Rovers have three points under their belt with a one-nil win against Middlesbrough being enough to lift the team to ninth place in the Football League Championship table. A repeat of...

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Vincent Tan’s Cardiff City Fiefdom

Vincent Tan’s Cardiff City Fiefdom

By on Nov 2, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 0 comments

Tomorrow afternoon at The Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff City will play Swansea City for the first time in the top division of English football, and from the outside it looks more than a little as if this match might be a be all and end all. Peering in from the outside, it’s not difficult to believe that there has been a something of a sense of “keeping...

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