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Sol Campbell & Notts County – A Match Made In Mammon

The rumours had been circulating for a couple of days, but few people had been brave enough to give it much credibility. But then it happened. Sol Campbell joins Notts County, on a five year contract with a £40,000 weekly wage. Thirty-four year old Sol Campbell. The tipping point. Perhaps the world has finally gone…

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August 26, 2009

Patronising The Lower Divisions

Whatever one might think about the current goings-on at Meadow Lane, it’s difficult to not feel come degree of sympathy for their supporters over the media reactions to their appointment of Sven Goran Eriksson and Tord Grip. Heaven forfend that some elements of the British media would find the time to go out and actually…

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July 22, 2009

Notts County Start, Presumably, As They Mean To Go On

The summer is traditionally known as “the silly season” in the press, but Notts County have pushed the silliness up by at least a few notches with the news that they are in negotiation with Sven Goran Eriksson over him taking over as their Director of Football. Whether a manager with such a high profile…

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July 21, 2009

Tied Up In Notts

“The Oldest Football League Club In The World” is the proud boast of Notts County, and this fact is one of those that gets lodged in the head of every schoolboy like a piece of stray shrapnel. Notts’ glory days may well be long gone, but they have this week voted to end six years…

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July 1, 2009

In Praise Of… “The Beautiful Game? Searching For The Soul Of Football”, by David Conn

In November 2001, I (as was my wont at the time) made the short journey from my flat in the centre of St Albans to Clarence Park to watch The Saints play Basingstoke Town in the Ryman League Premier Division. It was an uninspiring match – a flattering 3-1 win – but more concerning was…

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January 23, 2009
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