Posts made in May, 2013

“You Can Vote… On The Shorts”: Democracy In Action At Cardiff City FC

By on May 31, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 8 comments

It often seems these days as if there is nothing that professional football won’t seek to either monetise or somehow turn into some sort of event, and if the thinnest veneer of an abstract notion of democracy can be applied to it, then the perpetual desire of clubs to keep throttling a golden goose can be set aside in favour of a momentary feeling of...

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The Friday Cartoon: Football Club Badges Reimagined

The Friday Cartoon: Football Club Badges Reimagined

By on May 31, 2013 in Art, Latest | 2 comments

In the week when Everton supporters have been up in arms about their club badge being changed without consultation, our resident cartoonist Dotmund has been plundering around in the bins at the graphic design agency to see what else could be in the offing. You can follow Dotmund on Twitter by clicking here. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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A Night At The Opera: England’s Really Friendly Friendly

By on May 30, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

In the twenty-two years since I made the last of my then-regular Wembley trips for England internationals, almost everything has changed, including, of course, the stadium itself. But there were some old-fashioned fears being expressed prior to this week’s England friendly with Ireland. Most media attention was focused on the English hooliganism which stopped the...

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England & Ireland Live Down To Expectations

By on May 30, 2013 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

The end of the 2012/13 football season has been, on the pitch at least, a little like a slowly deflating balloon. The Premier League ended as a competition about three months ago, and by the last day of the season the only product that Sky Sports had to sell a hungry audience was the internecine battle between Arsenal and Spurs over who would finish in fourth place...

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Dumber & Dumber Still – The Birth Of Achill Islam CSC

By on May 29, 2013 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

The language was fierce. Emotions were clearly running high. “Total scum.”  Disgusting filth.” “Absolute scum.” “Vile f***ers.”  “Terror-loving scum.” A whole group of people condemned – as scum, mostly – for the actions, supposedly in the name of those people, of a very few. Far-right extremists have been the focus of attention in Britain since the grisly...

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