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On Financial Fair Play & Legal Threats

On Financial Fair Play & Legal Threats

It was always likely to only be a matter of time before somebody issued a legal challenge to somebody’s Financial Fair Play rules somewhere in this country. After all, the acquisition of debt has become one of the defining characteristics of football in this country from the very top of the professional game down in…

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February 27, 2014
Ian

Eriksson’s Departure Hints At Another Transitional Season For Leicester

Like many celebrities these days, Sven Goran Eriksson has come to be known by his first name alone. Eriksson has one other thing in common with many others at the bottom end of that particular part of the food chain, as well – he has become rather better known in recent times for proclivities that…

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October 24, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week: Ipswich Town 3-0 Leicester City

Winter came to visit us at the end of last week, and the out-stretching of his boney fingers was more like that of the Grim Reaper than of Jack Frost, knocking out game after game of the last weekend of matches prior to Christmas. As the day progressed, it soon became clear that very few…

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December 19, 2010
Ian

One Leicester Shuffle: The Continuing Adventures Of Milan Mandaric

At first glance, Leicester City’s latest takeover looks like the standard modern football ownership deal. A heady mix of over-ambition, multi-million pound transfer budget promises and “the Premiership within five years” (its been the Premier League for over three years now and still some of them get it wrong). On closer inspection, though, differences emerge….

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August 28, 2010
Mark

When Wycombe Made The FA Cup Semi-Finals

It’s the FA Cup First Round this weekend so, in the first of five pieces about the Oldest Cup Competition In The World (and there’s a phrase that is probably copyrighted by The FA), we take a look back at Wycombe Wanderers’ run to the semi-finals of the competition in 2001.

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November 2, 2009
Ian

Sending Off Goalkeepers: Not As Much Fun As It Used To Be

When Petr Cech was sent off for Chelsea on Saturday, the London club suffered more for being reduced to ten men than they did for losing their goalkeeper. In the days before substitute goalkeepers, though, things were even more entertaining.

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September 28, 2009
Ian
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