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Generous George And Other Acts Of Random Football Kindness

It sounds like a plotline one of those football films – the non-league minnows, who are playing for free, have their coach trip for a huge away trip to the other side of the country paid for by a generous stranger. But that is just what happened to Redditch United this week. Generous stranger, and…

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February 27, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week: Sunderland 1-0 West Ham United

They could have been forgiven for believing that they had turned a corner, of sorts. Going into this afternoon’s match at the Stadium Of Light, West Ham United had won two straight matches following a run of just one win since the end of September. Now that this particular semi-inflated balloon has been pricked, though,…

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December 6, 2010
Ian

The Premier League Previews 2010/11, Part 15: Sunderland – An Unknown Quantity

They spent four years bouncing between the Premier League and the Championship, the rubber ball that is Sunderland finally seems to be coming to rest. The question now facing Steve Bruce is how to make the next leap forward and take his team into the top half of the table. The jury, currently, is out…

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August 11, 2010
Ian

The Monday Morning Links Emporium

After a week long hiatus, The Monday Links Emporium is back, and this morning we feature something that will probably make you spit coffee out of your nose, some bizarre goings on at Kettering, a potted history of the World Cup for beginners and The Football Club That Ate Essex™. Don’t forget, we are always…

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May 31, 2010
Ian

Manchester City Scrape The Goalkeeping Barrel

The last couple of days must have been filled with conflicting emotions for Gunnar Nielsen. The twenty-three year old Faroese goalkeeper became the first person from his home island to play Premier League football when he stepped in to replace Shay Given during Manchester City’s 0-0 draw against Arsenal on Saturday, but today he could…

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April 26, 2010
Ian

Football In The Regions: The North-East

The second in our very occasional (by which I mean once a year or so) look at the history of regional football broadcasting on the television in Britain. Tonight, we take a look at the North-East of England, which features one of the most famous voices in Britain and occasional interludes for horse racing.

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October 21, 2009
Ian

Keane For A Holiday

Roy Keane’s departure from Sunderland raises many interesting questions about the nature of both Keane himself and the nature of modern football managership. Although the official line so far has been that they have parted “by mutual consent” (and we’ve covered what an unctuous and meaningless phrase that is on here before), the initial rumours…

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December 4, 2008
Ian
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