The Early 1980s Decline & Fall Of Manchester City

In some respects, the 1982/83 football season had much in common with the season that is now drawing to a close. At the top of the First Division table, the most successful club of recent years was steamrollering its way to another championship victory – the...

Ticket Prices And The Costs Of Having An Opinion

Sixty-two, it would appear, may just be the magic number. It is starting to feel as if battle lines are being drawn in the ongoing debate over the extent to which ticket prices for matches have spiralled out of all control, and if last Sunday’s match between...

No Need For Further Hysteria Over Rio Ferdinand

Thirty minutes after kick-off in this afternoon’s Manchester derby, the individual responsible for controlling the Greater Manchester Police’s Twitter account noted that, “Man arrested outside stadium on suspicion of ticket touting. Brings total...