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On Financial Fair Play & Legal Threats

On Financial Fair Play & Legal Threats

It was always likely to only be a matter of time before somebody issued a legal challenge to somebody’s Financial Fair Play rules somewhere in this country. After all, the acquisition of debt has become one of the defining characteristics of football in this country from the very top of the professional game down in…

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February 27, 2014
Ian
Bolton Wanderers: Tales From The Gartside

Bolton Wanderers: Tales From The Gartside

If New Year’s Eve is a day to bury bad news, then New Year’s Eve 2013 was a day for football to bury very bad news indeed. Chelsea received the denunciation of a cynical football press for revealing their latest ludicrous losses, producing only part of their results and doing so on New Year’s Eve….

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January 9, 2014
Mark

Bolton Wanderers Supporters Victory Over The Payday Lenders

We take our victories where we can, and Bolton Wanderers supporters’ win against a payday lender was a big win for those concerned.

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June 6, 2013
Ian

Match Of The Past: Bolton Wanderers

We continue our series of the Football League Championship clubs’ matches of the past this morning with Bolton Wanderers, and six matches from the years between 1954 and 2003. The first match comes from 1954, and sees Bolton travel to the Manor Ground to play Headington United, who were of course to later become Oxford…

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August 6, 2012
Ian

On Mortality And Football

The culture of association football is sometimes best regarded as a blank canvas onto which we can project just about any value system. Over the years, it has come to take on its own ecosystem as a world of its own. It has clearly defined seasons, its own judiciary – which mirrors but seldom matches…

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May 3, 2012
Ian

Fabrice Muamba

Shortly before 6.15 yesterday evening, White Hart Lane began to fall silent. As the possible scale of what had happened started to disseminate, first around the ground itself and then out, through cathode ray tubes and broadband connections, a respectful hush descended over English football. The FA Cup took last place last night, as our…

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March 18, 2012
Ian
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