May 2013

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Roberto Mancini Counts The Cost City’s Thwarted Ambition

There has been, in recent years, a fundamental shift in the way that new stories are reported. There was a time when an announcement would be made, comment would be passed upon it, and that would be that. Nowadays, of course, things are different.

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May 12, 2013
Ian

The 2013 FA Cup Final: A Performance For The Ages From Wigan Athletic

They may have subsequently plummeted through the Premier League’s trapdoor, but Wigan Athletic’s supporters will surely remember 2013 as the year they won the FA Cup. And no-one can take that from them.

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May 11, 2013
Ian

Ten Scenes From The FA Cup Final

This afternoon at the – ahem – now “traditional” kick-off time of 5.15, Wigan Athletic and Manchester City will play out the FA Cup Final. So here’s a ten of the best from the tournament’s past.

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May 11, 2013
Ian
The Friday Cartoon: Luis Suarez’s Long Summer

The Friday Cartoon: Luis Suarez’s Long Summer

Poor Luis Suarez has got a longer summer than most this year. Fortunately, though, football renaissance man Joey Barton is on hand with some excellent advice.

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May 10, 2013
Ted

David Moyes May Need To Be Given A Chance To Have A Chance

By the time that the announcement had been made, it was starting to feel as if the appointment of David Moyes as the successor to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United was old news already. There had been an outside chance that the Glazers might held a sudden press conference at which they suddenly and unexpectedly…

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May 9, 2013
Ian

All’s Fair in Lovering’s War: Barry Town’s Struggle

Nearly ten years ago, Barry Town were celebrating their sixth Welsh Cup win at the expense of Cwmbran Town. The end of that very successful era saw a change that would lead the club to a war within and, as it stands today, a fight for their very existence.

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May 9, 2013
Ian

FC United of Manchester: From Glue To Gambling

Chris Taylor was going to go to the Northern Premier League play-off semi-final, then he wasn’t then he was going to write about it, and then he didn”t. Except he did. Kind of.

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May 8, 2013
Ian
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