Posts made in April, 2013

Doncaster Rovers Lead The Way On Fan Engagement

By on Apr 15, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

You’ll have heard a lot this season on the disconnect between supporters and clubs these days. Some, however, are trying to reverse that trend – here’s Andy Ollerenshaw on how Doncaster Rovers are trying to re-engage with their supporters. On the 22nd of March 2013 it was announced that West Ham United will become tenants of the Olympic Stadium....

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That Was The Weekend That Was: Do You Really Care About This Any More? Really?

By on Apr 15, 2013 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

In many respects, none of them desirable in any way whatsoever, it was perhaps appropriate that the greatest achievement so far in the history of Wigan Athletic Football Club should have been knocked off the back pages of the weekend’s papers by excesses of a few drunken Millwall supporters harbouring some sort of perceived slight and a Newcastle United...

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Wringing Our Hands For Millwall

By on Apr 13, 2013 in Latest, Opinion | 4 comments

Perhaps it is appropriate that, at the end of a week that reminded many of us of the terrible state of English football during the 1980s and how close we came to all being exposed to our civil liberties being dragged through the mud, chewed up and spat back out at us, we were handed a throwback to those times. This afternoon at Wembley Stadium Wigan Athletic...

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Football Clubs & Exploitation: The Rise Of Internship In The Professional Game

By on Apr 13, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 3 comments

The concept of internship is a relatively modern arrival on the shores of this country, and there can be little question that it is a sign of the times. Young people, who now have to pay to study for a degree, now seem to be expected to work for nothing, regardless of what happens at the end of their studies. If they’re unable to find a job that pays –...

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Charles Green On STV: No “Nonsense”

By on Apr 12, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 7 comments

So, Rangers Chief Executive Charles Green’s proverbial pants are on fire. Who knew? Well, regular readers of my Rangers missives, if there are any, will have known. I have suggested before, probably ad nauseum, that Green’s relationship with the truth is something akin to third cousin, twice removed. And I hardly blazed a trail with this ‘news.’ Green’s admission...

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