Posts Tagged "Leeds United"

DVD Review – “The Damned United” (Revisited)

By on Aug 24, 2009 in Latest, Opinion | 1 comment

Earlier this year, we sent Ted Carter to the cinema with a paper bag containing some crab paste sandwiches and a ticket for the movie version of David Peace’s 2006 novel, “The Damned United”. The film is released on DVD next Monday, so we thought that it was time to revisit this interpretation of Brian Clough’s forty-four days at Leeds...

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Ken Bates On The Back Foot For Once

By on Jul 7, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

In some ways, you almost have to hand it to Ken Bates. He is so obstinate in his behaviour, so apparently appalled by the concept of acting in a way that is half-way reasonable, that it almost appears that his self-appointed role in life is to act in a way that nobody with any scruples could even try to defend. His recent court case against former Leeds United...

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

By on May 11, 2009 in English League Football | 3 comments

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 networking sites and...

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Review: The Damned United

By on Mar 30, 2009 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

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 United”. He came back with this report and a...

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ITV’s FA Cup Disgrace

By on Feb 5, 2009 in Latest | 7 comments

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 advert break merrily plays a...

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