Weymouth Football Club Read The Last Rites 9

Weymouth Football Club Read The Last Rites

Weymouth Football Club might have finally reached the end of the line. The tragedy of Weymouth, however, is likely to be that the town will be left without a football stadium rather than it being temporarily without a football club.

Celtic & Rangers Frozen Out Of The Premier League 6

Celtic & Rangers Frozen Out Of The Premier League

The Premier League has decided that it doesn’t want The Old Firm and the baggage that they carry with them. It may take a change of attitude towards their neighbours for Celtic and Rangers to turn their own fortunes around, though – are they capable of such a transformation?

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Shit Shot Mungo: Season Two, Episode Sixteen

After last week’s swine flu debacle, Heart of Clackmanannshire Football Club find themselves in court in this week’s Shit Shot Mungo, accused of deliberately and maliciously spreading the virus through playing an infected team in a recent match. Can Mungo save the day? Probably not.

United Sack Ferguson & May Repent At Leisure 8

United Sack Ferguson & May Repent At Leisure

Darren Ferguson has left Peterborough United “by mutual consent”. This particular phrase is usually code for “we’ve sacked him but he has agreed to keep quiet in return for some money”, but in this case it may be more literal than is usual since the severance may suit all parties equally.

The Sad & Premature Loss Of Germany’s Robert Enke 3

The Sad & Premature Loss Of Germany’s Robert Enke

It’s certainly too soon to comment upon the circumstances surrounding the sad death of the Hannover 96 goalkeeper Robert Enke, but it isn’t too soon to take a moment to mourn the passing of an excellent goalkeeper and that rarest of things – a footballer with a conscience.

Chester City Football Club – The Death Rattle (Part 3) 8

Chester City Football Club – The Death Rattle (Part 3)

There’s an “R” in the month, so the name of Chester City must be being dragged through the mud. The Insolvency Service seem to have finally caught up with Stephen Vaughan, and he will be banned from acting as a company director from the end of this month. Will this change anything at Chester, though?

Match Of The Midweek: Millwall 4-1 AFC Wimbledon 3

Match Of The Midweek: Millwall 4-1 AFC Wimbledon

Wimbledon travelled to Millwall in the FA Cup First Round on Monday night, allowing us to step into the strange, strange world of being away supporters at The Den. On the whole, though, the hosts were perfect gentlemen for the evening.

Match Of The Week: Northwich Victoria 1-0 Charlton 10

Match Of The Week: Northwich Victoria 1-0 Charlton

Charlton were in the Premier League not so long ago, but their decline has been into sharp focus by a trip to Northwich Victoria in the FA Cup this afternoon. Northwich, meanwhile, have endured a hideous twelve months and their continuing existence is little short of a miracle.

Southend United Hit The Financial Buffers 1

Southend United Hit The Financial Buffers

Southend United are the latest club to be in trouble with the taxman, and they have a date in court on Monday with a bill of over £600,000 to pay. Mark Murphy takes at look at the recent goings-on at Roots Hall – goings-on which are starting to become wearyingly commonplace this season.

The FA Cup First Round – What The Papers Say 3

The FA Cup First Round – What The Papers Say

The First Round of The FA Cup means that, albeit briefly, the media will focus some of its attention on smaller clubs. We thought it might be helpful to collate all of these articles together in one place, and the origin of the best of the bunch is something of a surprise.

Phil Gartside’s Plan To Shaft English Football – Part 3 6

Phil Gartside’s Plan To Shaft English Football – Part 3

Ho hum. Phil Gartside is back, this time with his third version of a neat little insurance policy that will mean that his club and others like them will never again have to sink to the level of playing anyone not “big” enough to play his massive, massive club, Bolton Wanderers.

Two Legs & A Gypsy Curse: The Story Of The 1946 FA Cup 5

Two Legs & A Gypsy Curse: The Story Of The 1946 FA Cup

In the fourth part of our look forward to the FA Cup First Round, we take a look back at the 1945/46 competition, which saw the innovation of two-legged matches, one of the great football tragedies of the twentieth century and ended with a burst ball and the lifting of a gyspy curse.

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Shit Shot Mungo: Series Two, Episode Fifteen

Swine flu fever has overtaken Heart of Clackammanshire this week but new manager Gary Burns isn’t going to let that get in the way of the club’s best winning run in years, in this week’s episode of “Shit Shot Mungo”, which also lays bare the truth of Mungo McCrackas Lemsip addiction.

Mike Ashley Must Really Hate Newcastle United 6

Mike Ashley Must Really Hate Newcastle United

We reported on the likely sale of the naming rights to St James Park on here last week, and Newcastle United delivered the punchline this week. Wait for it… until the end of this season, it will be named after Mike Ashley’s company. The man, we can only presume, is a comedy genius.

The Welcome Return Of The Terrors From Tooting 5

The Welcome Return Of The Terrors From Tooting

One of the names in the First Round of this year’s FA Cup is a giant-killing name from the past. In the third part of our FA Cup special we take a look at the history of Tooting & Mitcham United, who have managed to pull out of decades of decline. For now, at least.

Rangers & Their Influential 10% Shareholder 3

Rangers & Their Influential 10% Shareholder

After their recent defeat by the Romanian champions Unirea Urziceni, Walter Smith let slip that Lloyds Bank were running Rangers. Mark Murphy has been looking at the figures and is starting to think that, financially speaking, they may be stuck between a rock and a half place.