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(Enchanted) Forest Green and Vince charming

Plans for a new club crest are the latest in a series of changes for Conference survivors Forest Green Rovers. Once upon a time there was a little club on a hill which was the luckiest club around, they stayed in the Conference year after year. One day a rich eco-Prince took over. The rich…

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May 9, 2011
Ian

Newcastle Fans United For Plymouth Argyle

Just over a year ago, Plymouth Argyle played Newcastle United in the Championship at Home Park. It was an emotional night all round, as Newcastle were promoted but, at the same time, Plymouth were relegated. Newcastle’s supporters could have been forgiven a little catharsis as their team returned to the Premier League after a year…

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May 6, 2011
Ian

Will This Summer Be The Time To Re-Evaluate Mike Ashley?

He has been the focus of the ire of Newcastle United supporters for much of the last three or four years, but Mark Brophy is wondering whether, with the team back in the Premier League and comfortable in mid-table, this summer might be a chance to re-evaluate the club’s owner, Mike Ashley. The recent publication…

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April 27, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week: Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle United

A feeling of nervousness hangs heavy in the air at Villa Park this afternoon. The four teams below Aston Villa have already lost this weekend, but home supporters may already point to their primary concern being that there are as few as four teams below them in the Premier League at this point of the…

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April 10, 2011
Ian

FA Cup Third Round Weekend 2: Stevenage 3-1 Newcastle United

It was in 1969, before man had walked upon the moon and before the introduction of colour television on BBC1 or ITV, that Newcastle United last won a major trophy. They beat Újpesti Dózsa of Hungary over two legs in the final of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, a tournament that metamorphosised into the UEFA Cup…

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January 9, 2011
Ian

2010: A Football Financial Review

You could frame it. If you wanted a short, pithy representation of all that has been wrong with football finance in 2010, you could do no better than quote a Plymouth Argyle fan known as “Sensible Surfer” on the BBC Football website over the Christmas period. “Ridsdale set to take control… good news,” he/she said,…

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January 1, 2011
Mark

Alan Luvs Mike: Which Way Now For Newcastle United?

Five and a half years. Has any manager been given a contract that long before? No-one springs immediately to mind. Over the last couple of days, Newcastle United supporters have been consoling themselves over the departure of Chris Hughton that it might not be Alan Pardew that succeeds him. The rumours of him being a…

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December 9, 2010
Ian
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