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Hillsborough Disaster Second Day News Reports – A YouTube Video Review

What can we learn about the Hillsborough disaster from contemporary media reporting of it? Mike Bayly finds out. Like Jimmy McGovern’s Hillsborough dramatisation in 1996, the decision to debate the release of key cabinet files relating to the Hillsborough Disaster in the House of Commons later this month has sparked new interest in one of football’s…

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October 7, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Midweek: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Liverpool

True enough, it’s only the Third Round of the League Cup and both of the teams playing this evening, whether rightly or wrongly, may well feel that they have bigger fish to fry than this competition this season. There is, however, something in the sea air in Brighton this evening. The trains into the railway…

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September 21, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week 2: Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Liverpool

When Kenny Dalglish railed against the refereeing decisions that he believes have cost his Liverpool side this season, he was tapping into a very modern phenomenon. The culture of criticising referees is not far short of being as old as the game itself, but in recent times it has started to take a slightly different…

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September 18, 2011
Ian

The Government’s Hillsborough Documents Must Be Made Public

What, the inevitable question that will now be repeatedly asked will say, are they trying to hide? A little over two decades has passed since the Hillsborough disaster, and still no-one has been brought to account in any meaningful way for what happened on the fifteenth of April 1989. Since then, discourse on the subject…

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August 17, 2011
Ian

The Twohundredpercent Premier League Previews: Liverpool

This morning, we are delighted to welcome Paul Grech back to Twohundredpercent, to preview the chances of his team, Liverpool, in next seasons Premier League. When Paul Konchesky was sold to Leicester City earlier this summer, one of the strangest and most stressful periods of the past two decades in Liverpool’s history came to a…

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July 28, 2011
Ian

Use Hearing Protection: Six FA Cup Final Songs

Amid all the talk of the “devaluation” of the FA Cup (and it should go without saying that we should all wish an eternal curse on that rogue organisation, the Premier League, for seeking to undermine further it by scheduling a round of matches on the day of the FA Cup final – how difficult…

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May 14, 2011
Ian

Video Special: Six Great FA Cup Finals

It may have escaped your attention, but it is the FA Cup final on Saturday. Manchester City and Stoke City will take the pitch at Wembley on Saturday afternoon, with both clubs looking for their first major trophy since the 1970s. With shameless nostalgia in the back of our minds, then, it’s time to take…

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May 11, 2011
Ian
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