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Who Wants To Be A Euro Millionaire?

There was something rather inevitable about FIFA president Michel Platini’s recent decision to amend his “sweeping” reforms to the European Cup. In the first place, he pledged to cut the number of teams from the richest nations from four to three and give those places to the champions of other countries. All well and good,...

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September 5, 2007
Ian

Video Nasties

Nowadays, the vast majority of football matches are recorded by some sort of camera. Walk into any non-league ground and you’ll see a hastily-erected camera gantry, and most clubs manage to put out a review of the season of some description or another. Of course, you wouldn’t guess this from your local DVD & CD...

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September 4, 2007
Ian

The Weekend Ends Here (Slight Return)

I have to say that I have always held a sneaking regard for both Aston Villa and Martin O’Neill. I regard Villa, with their rich history and occasional bouts of being reasonably successful, as a “proper” English football club (though they lost about a million brownie points when they demolished the marvellous Trinity Road stand...

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September 3, 2007
Ian

Sunday Night Radio

More radio from Baker & Kelly during the 1998 World Cup, tonight.21st June 1998

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September 2, 2007
Ian

My Afternoon With Sky Sports

I have to say that, on Saturday afternoons, I usually have better things to do. If I’m not at a match, I’ll be found in a pub, or out shopping in Brighton somewhere. Saturday afternoons aren’t much of a time for sitting around doing nothing, in my household. This week, however, was different. Hamstrung by...

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September 2, 2007
Ian

Good News, Everyone!

The website Wippit.com has confirmed, finally, that Danny Baker & Danny Kelly will be returning for a series of podcasts, and there is a free preview on this page (you have to register, but it’s free of charge). I’ll stick further details up on here about it as and when I find them. In the...

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September 1, 2007
Ian

You Can Probably Guess Who Blinked First

So, it looks like he (and, by extension, they) have got away with it. The HMRC have dropped their court case against Leeds United, and Ken Bates has, as a result, got himself a bargain. A debt-free football club with a massive stadium, some very valuable real estate (in the name of a conveniently anonymous...

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August 31, 2007
Ian
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