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Spurs Supporters Dare To Dream

Posted by on 2:46 pm in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

At White Hart Lane last night, Tottenham Hotspur beat Everton by two goals to nil. There was nothing particularly unusual about this result – apart from the fact that Spurs have occasionally struggled to break Everton down in recent years – but this was a result that may just prove to be one of the most important of manager Harry Redknapp’s season. It left the Premier League table with a look that it hasn’t had for a considerable amount of time. Spurs, having now caught up with the games in hand that they have had for...

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Mixed Signals & Bad News From Darlington

Posted by on 10:15 pm in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 3 comments

There may only be a couple of days left to go. Darlington FC continue to stare into the abyss and the comments of the club’s joint administrator, Harvey Madden, in an interview with BBC Radio Tees this evening will have offered no comfort to those of the opinion that it is now only a matter of time before this football club folds after one hundred and twenty-nine years. In the interview, Madden stated that there have been several parties interested in the club, but that all of those that have approached him have confirmed that they have...

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Sky Blues & Grey Clouds – The Decline Of Coventry City

Posted by on 8:47 am in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

Matches in the Third Round of The FA Cup frequently draw attendances that are lower than they would be otherwise. The simple fact that tickets are not usually provided as part of annual season tickets combined with the possibility of people feeling the pinch in the weeks after Christmas is usually enough to keep many away. At one of the weekends matches, however, there was more to the paucity of the crowd present than met the eye. Coventry City have had a disastrous season so far, rooted to the bottom of the Championship table and with...

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Match Of The Week 2: Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United

Posted by on 6:23 pm in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

There remains a sense of great expectations surrounding Leeds United. To get a feel for the root cause for this, we only need to spin back four decades, when Don Revie’s team lost out on the Football League Championship to Derby County but managed a little solace in winning the FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley. Times have changed since then, of course. In the intervening forty years, Leeds United have been relegated, bounced back, won the last English title before the induction of the Premier League, plummeted back to the third...

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Queens Park Rangers Shuffle Their Pack

Posted by on 8:46 am in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

As things turned out, Heidar Helguson’s late equalizer in Milton Keynes on Saturday afternoon wasn’t quite enough to keep Neil Warnock in his job. Rangers – without a win of any description in the FA Cup for a decade – may well remain in the competition for now, but Warnock won’t be at Loftus Road for the replay. The man that took the club into the Premier League departed yesterday, barely halfway through their first season back in the top flight in a decade and a half. With the club having slipped to seventeenth...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 08-01-2012

Posted by on 10:41 pm in Latest, Video | 0 comments

Although a lucky handful of clubs were still involved in the FA Cup this weekend, most non-league clubs were back to the league this weekend, and we have the highlights from four matches from yesterday for you tonight. First up are the Blue Square Premier matches between AFC Telford United and Kettering Town, and Mansfield Town and Forest Green Rovers. Next we have a match from the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League, between Hednesford Town and Bradford Park Avenue. Finally, we have a match from the Premier Division of the Ryman...

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