Posts made in May, 2013

Meet Shaun Tuck, The Racist Non-League Footballer

By on May 23, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 4 comments

We live in strange and occasionally dangerous times. The murder of a man in Woolwich yesterday afternoon was obviously a sickening event but the aftermath of such an incident is a time for cool heads, and much of the reaction of the political far right last night, namely in this case the self-defined “English Defence League,” reeked of the sort of...

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The End Of Another Era… This Time, For Stoke City

By on May 22, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

All football clubs want to progress, but the truth of the matter is that not all of them can, and for many there is a glass ceiling of expectation at which further growth may just about prove impossible. What has been achieved at Stoke City over the seven years in charge that Tony Pulis enjoyed at the club has been little short of remarkable. A club that had not...

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The 200% Review Of the Premier League Season

By on May 20, 2013 in Latest | 0 comments

As the full-time whistle blew on the Premier League season, I wasn’t scrambling for my laptop and my big book of witticisms and wry observations concerning the last nine months of top division football. Instead, I was in the Capuchin Crypt in Rome, pondering over the blink of an eye that constitutes a human life through the medium of gawping at a series of...

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Coventry City’s Summer Of FUD

By on May 19, 2013 in Finance | 0 comments

‘Fear, Uncertainty and Distrust’ is a phrase with its roots in information technology, but it has become increasingly used elsewhere to describe a culture in which companies play sophisticated – and sometimes less than sophisticated – psychological tricks in order to force their will upon others. It is difficult to interpret the statement...

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David Beckham And Feeling Middle-Aged

By on May 18, 2013 in Latest, Opinion | 3 comments

For those amongst us in our early forties, it’s a disconcerting thought. We have reached an age at which there is a generation gap between us and adults younger than us. A forty-five year-old in 2013 may not feel middle-aged but there is no question that he is, and perhaps there are young adults who now view David Beckham in the same way as the young football...

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