Posts made in 2013

It’s Tough At The Bottom: Accrington Stanley Is Still Clinging On

It’s Tough At The Bottom: Accrington Stanley Is Still Clinging On

By on Oct 29, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

With more than a quarter of the league season now played, the tables are starting to take some sort of shape. Over the rest of this week, we’ll be looking at four clubs who sit at the very foot of their divisions, starting at the bottom of League Two and a club that has rather got used to a life of struggle in recent years, Accrington Stanley. It was, on the...

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Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Sixteen – A Merseyside Cup Derby

Back To The Eighties: 1980/81, Part Sixteen – A Merseyside Cup Derby

By on Oct 29, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

As mentioned nearer the start of this series, at the start of the 1970s it felt as though, if there was one Merseyside club that might go on to dominate the decade, it may be Everton rather than Liverpool. Everton ended the 1969/70 season as the champions of England, but by the end of the 1970s it felt quite firmly as if they were in the shadow of their neighbours....

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Port Vale vs The Stoke Sentinel… And The Club Is In The Wrong

Port Vale vs The Stoke Sentinel… And The Club Is In The Wrong

By on Oct 28, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 0 comments

The relationship between football clubs and the local newspapers of the areas that they inhabit has long been assumed to be a mutually beneficial one. On one side of the equation, in an era during which the print media is undergoing a period of trauma that has destabilised the entire industry, one guaranteed source of income is likely to be football supporters who...

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Back To The Eighties, 1980/81  Part Fifteen: The North London Derby

Back To The Eighties, 1980/81 Part Fifteen: The North London Derby

By on Oct 28, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

The start of the 1980s had brought differing fortunes for the two giants of North London, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. Spurs had been largely concerned with rebuilding, both on and off the pitch. Having finished the 1979/80 season in a disappointing fourteenth place, the club had started the new season with a new attack, in the form of Steve Archibald, signed from...

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