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The 200% Pre-Season Previews: League One

With the Championship starting last night, the Football League season is already underway, but League One kicks off later this afternoon. And after a season where so many sides looked strong at the top, there don’t appear to be any sides as strong as those that won promotion last season. With no real makeweights on…

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August 18, 2012
Ian

Is Push Turning To Shove At Fratton Park?

At Home Park last night, Plymouth Argyle comfortably beat a scratch Portsmouth side made up largely of youth team players by three goals to nil in the First Round of this years League Cup. Seldom could such a result have seemed more trivial in comparison with events going on elsewhere at a football club than…

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August 15, 2012
Ian

Sixteen Days To Save Portsmouth

The darkest hour, optimists might say, comes before the dawn, to which pessimists might counter by saying that one of English footballs longest-running financial seems to be approaching its inevitable solution. At least, the rest of us may consider, we will at least have an answer, one way or the other. The decision of Trevor…

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July 24, 2012
Ian

It Really Isn’t What Football Fans Want to Hear?

Greg Clarke is a defender of your football club. No really. Stop snorting with derision in Pompey, Plymouth, Leeds, Wrexham, Coventry (supporters of other clubs are also available in snort-mode) … He says so himself. So it must be true. In a telling exchange with MP Damien Collins at the DCMS enquiry (from 12.00 on) he…

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July 19, 2012
SJMaskell

Greg Clarke: A Bit of A Dinlow Moment?

‘Dinlow’ is proper Pompey. It is used, often affectionately, to someone who has said or done something idiotic. If Greg Clarke has not been a ‘bit of a din’ in his statement regarding Portsmouth Football Club yesterday then he is guilty of being either over-simplistic or disingenuous, I feel. He certainly hasn’t helped the odds…

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April 26, 2012
SJMaskell

Death By Committee; FA In Pass The Buck Manoeuvres

You can always tell when an organisation is in denial. They set up a lot of committees to look into the symptoms rather than the causes of their problems. From the look of the FA’s response to the DCMS Football Governance Enquiry of last year, it is quite clear that Freud would have a field…

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March 11, 2012
SJMaskell

Administrators, Racism & The Twitter Bug

My knowledge of the insolvency practice profession is limited to my football writing experiences, gleaned from research into articles on this and other sites. As a result, I have come to know of ‘gentlemen’ such as Gerald Krasner, Andrew Andronikou and Brendan Guilfoyle. And, as a result of that, my opinion of the insolvency practice…

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February 17, 2012
Mark
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