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Scoreboard Protests & Scapegoating: Just Another Week For Kettering Town

Posted by on 4:18 pm in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

A little gallows humour can go a long way. Kettering Town’s patchwork team played Gateshead in the Blue Square Premier in Tuesday night. Another crowd of under one thousand, another critical evening in a relegation battle that may yet prove to be highly important should the club somehow scrape through its current woes. The team managed to pull itself out of its recent torpor and win the match by two goals to one, but if this match is to be remembered for anything, it is likely that it will be for something quite unprecedented in the...

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Darlington’s Second Final Day Of Reckoning Approaches

Posted by on 11:20 am in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

It is a sobering thought to consider that, for all the hard work and drama involved in keeping Darlington FC alive just nine days ago, the looming deadline over the clubs future comes up for renewal again on Monday. The last few days have seen a patchwork team lose narrowly to Fleetwood Town and Hayes & Yeading United in the league, but performances on the pitch have, by necessity, had to take a back seat to the continuing efforts to save the club. T-shirts are for sale and the collection buckets, that totem symbol of the overreached...

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Chicago Fire & The Quaker Man Shake Up MLS Sponsorship Game

Posted by on 8:00 am in Latest | 0 comments

Still being several weeks away from the start of a new season for association football in the US, much of the current chatter surrounding Major League Soccer revolves around the announcement of this summer’s All-Star Game in Philadelphia and, well, oatmeal. Okay, perhaps not specifically about oatmeal, but rather the unveiling of Quaker as the new shirt sponsor for Chicago Fire SC that begins with this video of a morning bowl of Quaker Oats and has continued by sending these rather special packages to not only sports media but also...

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Mungo S04E06

Posted by on 8:52 pm in Art, Latest, Mungo | 1 comment

Mungo S04E06

It is time for this month’s visit to Primrose Hill Ramblers to catch up with Mungo McCrackas. Or rather, it would be, but he’s not there. Having been saved from a certain death at the hands of a CIA firing squad by the intervention of the powers-that-be at the Premier League, Mungo is finally on the cusp of fulfilling his potential. Could it be that Mungo will be the saviour of football? Could it be that Game 39 is a good idea? And does it have to be held terrestrially? All of these questions and more will be asked, if not...

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The African Cup Of Nations Springs To Life

Posted by on 3:21 pm in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Sometimes it is so, so nice to be so, so wrong. Spain’s 4-3 win over Yugoslavia in Euro 2000 was memorably described at the time has “having everything except full-frontal nudity.” Given Equatorial Guinea’s celebration of their astounding 2-1 win over Senegal in the ACN last night, I expect we had that as well. A tearful winning goalscorer David “Kily” Alvarez Aguirre (told you this lot were cosmopolitan) got halfway there before realising there was still a minute left after his 25-yard thunderbolt (“which would still be...

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Is It Time To Drop The Dons?

Posted by on 6:44 pm in English League Football, Latest | 21 comments

“It only took nine years” was the cry from South-West London last summer, when AFC Wimbledon won promotion back to the Football League after a dramatic penalty-shoot-out win – as if there is any other sort – against Luton Town at The City of Manchester Stadium in the Blue Square Premier play-off final. After a strong start to the League Two season, the team tailed off a little and even looked for a while as if they may get sucked into a battle to avoid relegation back from the Football League after just one season....

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