Posts made in January, 2013

Bradford City’s Triumph Eclipses Aston Villa’s Disastrous Night

By on Jan 23, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 6 comments

Just when he thought that things couldn’t possibly get any worse, they did for Paul Lambert at Villa Park last night. A place in the League Cup final was his one shot at redemption, an opportunity to be able to lift the spirits of his seemingly psychologically shattered team and turn around one of the most alarming collapses in form that the Premier League had...

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The 2013 African Cup Of Nations: The Group Matches, Round One

By on Jan 23, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Blimey. They could have warned us Mark Bright was a British Eurosport analyst for the “AFCON 2013”. With the first group games being largely turgid, Bright had a lot of gaps in the action to fill. He chose to do so with “y’know,” – an ironic nervous tic when discussing tournament nerves. He rattled them off at ten-to-the-dozen at first, eventually settling...

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Is It Time For A Post-Match Cooling Off Period For Managers?

By on Jan 23, 2013 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

The language used by the Football Association can be most perplexing at times. In the aftermath of Sunday afternoon’s one-all draw at Tottenham Hotspur Sir Alex Ferguson was up to familiar tricks, holding the officials – and in particular assistant Simon Beck – responsible for his team dropping two points after having led for most of the match,...

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Match Of The Past: Hartlepool United

By on Jan 22, 2013 in Latest, Video | 0 comments

We continue our series of archive matches of the clubs of Football League One with Hartlepool United, and five matches from their past as well as some fascinating archive footage of one of England’s greatest ever managers learning his apprenticeship. It was Hartlepool United – then Hartlepools United – who first recognised the managerial potential...

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That Was The Weekend That Was: Snow & The Son Of Super Sunday

By on Jan 21, 2013 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

So, the Premier League title race isn’t quite over just yet, after all. With the full-time whistle looming at White Hart Lane yesterday afternoon and Manchester United leading thanks to the only goal of the match, Tottenham Hotspur launched one final ball into the visiting penalty area, David De Gea – who had previously put in an excellent performance...

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