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The Monday Morning Links Emporium

After a week long hiatus, The Monday Links Emporium is back, and this morning we feature something that will probably make you spit coffee out of your nose, some bizarre goings on at Kettering, a potted history of the World Cup for beginners and The Football Club That Ate Essex™. Don’t forget, we are always…

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May 31, 2010

Keith Alexander: 1956-2010

At the time of writing, England are about to kick off against Egypt in their first friendly match of 2010. This is football as a peculiar mix of Hollywood and pantomime, a story that often seems to have very little to do with what goes on during the matches themselves. It’s a world that frequently…

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March 3, 2010

Match Of The Week: Leeds United 5-1 Kettering Town

Leeds United were flattered by the margin of their win against Kettering Town of the Blue Square Premier in the FA Cup this evening, but they will need to improve by a mile if they are to avoid abject humiliation at the hands of Manchester United in the next round of the competition.

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December 8, 2009

Match Of The Week: Kettering Town 1-1 Leeds United

Kettering Town, according to their chairman, have only six weeks to live unless the council help them find a new stadium, and they used their FA Cup match against Leeds United to highlight their current predicament to the nation. Is this, however, the whole story, or is there something else going on?

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November 29, 2009

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

Kettering Town: Panic Averted

In the long lost days of election into the Football League, Kettering Town were regular unsuccessful applicants. Between 1900 and 1979, they applied for a place amongst the elite ninety-two on eighteen occasions and missed the cut on every single occasion. Since the introduction of automatic promotion and relegation in 1987, however, their chances to…

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March 27, 2009

Non-Match Of The Week: Lewes P-P Kettering Town

The peculiarities of the Christmas programme mean that many people end up with their body clocks thrown out of kilter. The Christmas break was followed by the weekend – was yesterday Saturday or was it Sunday? The full football programme made it feel like a Saturday afternoon, but it wasn’t – a feeling that has…

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December 29, 2008
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