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Crowd Trouble At Millwall vs Leeds United – No Surprises There, Then

It comes as no great surprise that there was crowd trouble at the match between Millwall and Leeds United on Saturday, but this doesn’t make another flaring of violence any more depressing. The timeline for these activities has become fairly predictable. The clubs’ supporters spend a week or two getting themselves worked up on social…

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May 11, 2009
Ian

Review: The Damned United

I have been a little unwell over the last twenty-four hours so, in lieu of being able to write anything myself, I wrapped our usual cartoonist Ted Carter in mittens, a warm scarf and his favourite duffle coat, and sent him to the cinema to watch the film version of “David Peace’s novel, The Damned…

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March 30, 2009
Ted

ITV’s FA Cup Disgrace

It’s Wednesday night, and a taut Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool is deadlocked at 0-0. With three minutes to play in extra time and the possibility of the first ever competitive penalty shoot-out between the teams looming large, ITV suddenly and inexplicably cuts to an advert break. Down here on the south coast, the…

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February 5, 2009
Ian

Another Three Years Of “Match Of The Day”

The news that the BBC has secured a further three years of Premier League highlights makes for a potentially intriguing situation. In August 2014, a year after their next contract ends, the BBC’s flagship (and, it’s probably fair to say now, only) football show will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, but the new contract will…

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January 31, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week: FA Cup Second Round – Histon 1-0 Leeds United

Three times they have been the champions of England. FA Cup winners thirty-six years ago. Leeds United’s mere presence in the early rounds of the FA Cup is a powerful symbol of how far from grace they have fallen in recent times. In contrast, ten years ago Histon were a village club playing in the…

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November 30, 2008
Ian

In Praise Of… Brian Clough

The unveiling of a new statue of Brian Clough in Nottingham last week seems like as good a time as any to to take a quick look back at the career of arguably English football’s greatest manager. It’s probably fair to say that the managerial achievements of Brian Clough will never be repeated again. He…

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November 18, 2008
Ian

Match Of The Week – Leeds United 1-2 Huddersfield Town

It’s difficult to say whether this proves anything or whether it’s just a coincidence, but a high number of the most objectionable people that I have met in the course of my adult life have been Leeds United supporters. The guy that played football for the same team as me and said to me, just…

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November 16, 2008
Ian
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