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AFC Wimbledon 4-0 Chelmsford City

One of the things that had been near the top of my new year’s resolutions list for this season had been “go and see AFC Wimbledon play more often this season”. I started reasonably well, going to see their first home pre-season friendly against FC United but had, frankly, slacked since then. It has to…

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November 4, 2007
Ian

What Goes Around…

There has been quite a lot in the press this week about the importance of nepotism within football management. The same old faces seem to to turn up again and again and again. Consider the case of Glen Roeder. Roeder’s managerial career has been almost uniformly unsuccessful. His first season in charge of a club…

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November 2, 2007
Ian

The Last Post

Okay, here’s the final Baker & Kelly radio show from Talk Radio – dated 2nd January 1999. There is still more to come (from 2002, as well as some other stuff besides), but this is the last of this lot. My hosting doesn’t support open directories, so I’m going to have to create something to…

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November 1, 2007
Ian

Football May Or May Not Be Coming Home

In arguably the least surprising piece of sports news of the week, the Football Association has finally confirmed that yes, England will be bidding to host the World Cup. Well, we’d never have guessed, would we? It will have been fifty-two years since “The Home Of Football” (and that’s the sort of phrase that you…

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October 31, 2007
Ian

Hung, Drawn And Quartered

If you heard a clattering noise in the distance at about 4.50 on Saturday afternoon and couldn’t quite work out what it was, it was the sound of the wheels falling spectacularly off the Manchester City bandwagon. They held onto third place by dint of Liverpool and Arsenal cancelling each other out on Sunday afternoon,…

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October 29, 2007
Ian

Your Sunday Night Radio

It’s Sunday night, so here’s some more Baker & Kelly, from the 19th December 1998. It should help to ease the pain of those long winter evenings. 11.30 17.30

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October 28, 2007
Ian

The Final Hurdle

It’s the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup tomorrow. For our non-British (and, I suppose, ill-educated) readers, this is the round before what the FA still (magnificently) called the “First Round Proper”, when the Football League clubs from League One and League Two. Such, however, is the division line between the professional clubs and…

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October 26, 2007
Ian
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