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Returning Home & New Homes

In non-league football, things are moving and plans are afoot. It looked for some time as if we were heading for a rash of grounds being sold, demolished and converted into luxury apartments. Indeed, over the last ten years we have lost some of the best known non-league grounds, including Hendon’s Claremont Road, Scarborough’s Seamer…

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July 8, 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

From Each According To Their Means – FC United & Season Tickets

This summer promises to be financially a barren one for many football clubs. With unemployment having already passed the two million barrier and many analysts predicting that it will reach three million before things start to improve again, purse strings are starting to tighten and football clubs are likely to feel the pinch. Season ticket…

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May 13, 2009
Ian

Tottenham Hotspur, A Bassett Hound & An Unlikely Escape Plan

It has been a busy few days at White Hart Lane, as one might expect from a club having its worst ever start to a season. On Thursday night, they lost 2-0 to Udinese in the UEFA Cup, confirming that their slump this season isn’t the result of a sudden leap in the quality of…

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October 27, 2008
Ian

Seeing The Wood For The Trees

If you live in the south of England, one of the biggest myths that you grow up with is the one that says that, “All Manchester United supporters are football tourists from Devon, Surrey, Ireland, Norway and South Korea. All football supporters in Manchester support City”. This is frequently cast around by City supporters and,…

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July 22, 2008
Ian

Messing With The Wrong People

When I posted on the argument brewing between the Northern Premier League, Invision (who provide a live broadband match service) and FC United of Manchester before on here, I wouldn’t have guessed at the surprising events that have come about since and these events are threatening to spiral out of control. Following on from FCUM’s…

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December 23, 2007
Ian
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