Posts Tagged "Manchester City"

The Early 1980s Decline & Fall Of Manchester City

By on May 7, 2013 in History, Latest | 0 comments

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 difference, of course, being that it was Liverpool rather than Manchester United destroying all before...

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Content To Be Consumed: The FA & Its Cup In The Twenty-First Century

By on Apr 16, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 3 comments

In the year of its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary, we might have expected that the Football Association would want to make this year’s FA Cup Final a special one. In some respects, they have got a match that has a number of interesting enough back-stories. One of the competing teams is the former non-league club, the first ever to appear in the finals of...

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That Was The Weekend That Was: Do You Really Care About This Any More? Really?

By on Apr 15, 2013 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

In many respects, none of them desirable in any way whatsoever, it was perhaps appropriate that the greatest achievement so far in the history of Wigan Athletic Football Club should have been knocked off the back pages of the weekend’s papers by excesses of a few drunken Millwall supporters harbouring some sort of perceived slight and a Newcastle United...

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Ticket Prices And The Costs Of Having An Opinion

By on Jan 15, 2013 in Latest, Politics | 4 comments

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 Arsenal and Manchester City was notable for anything in particular, then perhaps two stories to have...

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No Need For Further Hysteria Over Rio Ferdinand

By on Dec 9, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

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 arrests for today‚Äôs football operation so far to… one!” It was, perhaps, a little on the...

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