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The Cherries On The Cake

It might, perhaps, should, have been a nervy evening on the south coast. Playing forty-eight hours after the rest of the division has completed its weekend fixtures may have a tendency to give bored or distracted players the opportunity to entertain themselves by dwelling upon the magnitude of the game ahead. Fortunately for them, however,...

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April 28, 2015
Ian

Are Enfield Town To Pay The Price For The FA’s Maladministration?

The forty-six match regular season in the Ryman League came to an end this weekend but, true to form for a competition in the non-league game, with play-offs at the top of the league’s three divisions due to start in the next few days or so, a question mark remains over who will actually be...

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April 25, 2015
Ian

The 200% Podcast 10 – The Best & The Worst Of Everything

This week’s 200% podcast is an exercise in grand larceny. Yes, reader, we stole this idea shamelessly from the Football Attic, and it’s on the subject of the best and the worst. Tournaments, commentators, kits, balls, the lot. It’s all here. You might not agree with us on any of our choices, so feel free...

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April 24, 2015
Ian

How Scottish Football Journalism “Works,” Part Three

BBC Scotland sports journalist Tom English, one of the best of a much-maligned breed, tweeted a very good point this week: “Sunday was a great result for Neil Doncaster. With all this thunder about Steven McLean it almost seems like last Wednesday never happened.” English was referring to the aftermath of Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s 3-2...

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April 24, 2015
Mark

The Last Of The Old Order: Part Seven – February 1992

We’re now into February 1992 in our review of the last season of the old Football League First Division, and there is still clear blue sky between Leeds United and Manchester United at the top and the rest, whilst at the foot of the table just six points separate the bottom eight clubs. February of...

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April 24, 2015
Ian

The Kingstonian Keeper Keeps It To Himself

Journalistic instinct. You just can’t buy it. Which is a pity. Because I could have done with some on February 23rd when Kingstonian goalkeeper Rob Tolfrey leapt momentarily into the gathering of Bognor Regis Town fans to “confront” one of them as they celebrated their 2-1 win. When it happened I was already striding purposefully...

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April 22, 2015
Mark

The Peculiar Psychological Trauma Of The Play-Offs

It’s that time of year again, when the points won and lost during matches played earlier in the season start to take on a significance that they didn’t seem to hold in the autumn and winter. What might have happened if we hadn’t dropped those two points in September? How could we have realised that...

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April 21, 2015
Ian
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