Posts Tagged "Charlton Athletic"

Match Of The Week: Northwich Victoria 1-0 Charlton

By on Nov 8, 2009 in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 10 comments

Whilst it is normal for one or two Football League clubs to be given a bloody nose by a non-league club at some point during the early rounds of the FA Cup, predicting where this will happen is a slightly trickier business. Yesterday, ITV went with the “romance of the cup” and saw Norwich put seven goals past a Paulton Rovers side whose defence’s...

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Two Legs & A Gypsy Curse: The Story Of The 1946 FA Cup

By on Nov 5, 2009 in English League Football, History, Latest | 3 comments

Just as the Second World War had started at the beginning of the football season, it ended – in Britain, at least – at what would have been the end of it. It took, however, many years for the country to recover from the end of the fighting, so perhaps it is unsurprising that the Football League was unable to resume fixtures for the start of the 1945/46...

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England’s Greatest Hope?

By on Sep 8, 2009 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

England beat the Netherlands 2-1 on Sunday evening to move into the final of the 2009 European Women’s Football Championships in Finland, where they will play Germany on Sunday night. Perhaps predictably (and exactly as they did when the under-21 team made similar progress during the summer), the English press have reacted hysterically to the news. Perhaps the...

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The Championship – The Final Day

By on May 4, 2009 in English League Football | 0 comments

They’ve been stumbling, lurching and tripping on their shoelaces, but Birmingham City are a Premier League club again. As it turned out, it was a surprisingly untense day. Kevin Fahey’s early goal at The Madejski Stadium meant that events at Selhurst Park, where former Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock had a tug of love going on in taking two points...

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In Praise Of… “The Beautiful Game? Searching For The Soul Of Football”, by David Conn

By on Jan 23, 2009 in Latest, Opinion | 9 comments

In November 2001, I (as was my wont at the time) made the short journey from my flat in the centre of St Albans to Clarence Park to watch The Saints play Basingstoke Town in the Ryman League Premier Division. It was an uninspiring match – a flattering 3-1 win – but more concerning was that, rather than being able to settle down to watch the results come...

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