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Phil Gartside’s Plan To Shaft English Football – Part 3

Ho hum. Phil Gartside is back, this time with his third version of a neat little insurance policy that will mean that his club and others like them will never again have to sink to the level of playing anyone not “big” enough to play his massive, massive club, Bolton Wanderers.

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November 6, 2009
Ian

Be Prepared For The Worst Football Kit Designs Ever

Criticism of Newcastle United has long since passed from being some form of sport into being a sadistic ritual, but their new change kit for next season is surely worthy of some comment. The two-tone yellow striped number from Adidas has already been described as “custard and cream with yellow shorts” (When Saturday Comes), “the…

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June 24, 2009
Ian

Welcome To The Cheap Seats, Apparently

Hold the front back page! Everything you understood about the cost of watching Premier League football was wrong! It must be! Richard Scudamore said so! Well, not quite. The chief executive of the Premier League, who has been mercifully quiet since he proposed the Premier League’s version of colonisation – Game 39 – last year,…

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May 22, 2009
Ian

Phil Gartside, The Old Firm & The Premier League

Summer is coming, the evenings are getting longer and some football chairmen are giving every impression of having too much time on their hands already. This week’s insane plan comes from a repeat offender – the Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside. Gartside, you may remember, was shot down in flames last year over his brilliant…

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April 20, 2009
Ian

The Gartside Plan

Exciting news from the glamorous world of Bolton Wanderers, where chairman Phil Gartside is worried about the influence of foreign chairmen in the Premier League.  His solution to things getting out of hand is for the FA to better protect British owners, a salary cap for clubs and an exciting two-tier Premier League of 18…

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October 24, 2008
Ian
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