Posts made in 2013

A Decade On, Boston’s Rehabilitation Nears Its End

A Decade On, Boston’s Rehabilitation Nears Its End

By on Nov 30, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

You can still find the plans on the internet, lurking out there hidden with all the other forgotten, abandoned detritus. There are images, architectural conceptions. There’s a picture of the plans being delivered, folder by folder, to the local council. I have a copy of the blueprints somewhere, gathering dust in a long forgotten heap of paperwork in a drawer I...

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Villas-Boas vs The World. And Martin Samuel.

Villas-Boas vs The World. And Martin Samuel.

By on Nov 29, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

It was around the time that Man City rattled in their fifth goal last Sunday that a billion snarky armchair enthusiasts reached for their smartphones to riff on Erik Thorstvedt’s assertion that Spurs, in flogging Gareth Bale to Real Madrid’s marketing team, had ‘sold Elvis and bought The Beatles’. Hands a’tremblin’ with the excitement of injecting the internet with...

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Andre Villa Boas Reaches Deep Stall Speed

Andre Villa Boas Reaches Deep Stall Speed

By on Nov 27, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

There is no disguising what happened to Tottenham Hotspur at The City of Manchester Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Spurs’ defeat at the hands of a Manchester City team that has otherwise blown hot and cold a little this season was as comprehensive as any in the Premier League this season, and it’s not impossible to see both the result and the performance...

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“Soft Power” Goes To Richard Scudamore’s Head

“Soft Power” Goes To Richard Scudamore’s Head

By on Nov 27, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 0 comments

“Gawd, doesn’t he go on?” I thought as I watched Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore’s latest performance in front of a parliamentary sub-committee.I place no inverted commas around performance, as Scudamore’s overbearing contribution to last week’s session of the House of Lords Select Committee on Soft Power & the UK’s influence was just that. And despite...

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Bundesliga Week 13: Bayern Win The Big One

Bundesliga Week 13: Bayern Win The Big One

By on Nov 26, 2013 in Bundesliga, European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

The Bavarian themed basement pub in London last Saturday evening was so packed that people were sitting on the stairs outside the entrance looking through the doorway in order to get a glimpse of the Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich match. Locals said that they had never known the place to be this busy and it’s a measure of how highly anticipated the fixture was...

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