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Match Of The Week: Swansea City 3-2 Nottingham Forest

Things are getting quite congested at the top of the Championship. Just six points separate second placed Norwich City from Nottingham Forest in sixth place in the table and, should Queens Park Rangers find themselves being docked points over the Alejandro Faurlin, even the relatively comfortable gap between them and the chasing pack – they…

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March 19, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week: Swansea City 0-1 Forest

The Championship is starting to open up in the same way that it has in previous seasons, and the chances are that even if Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion end up strolling back into the Premier League, the race for the play-offs might be as tight as ever.

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December 13, 2009
Ian

Nathan Dyer: Southampton & The Politics Of The Fire Sale

A couple of months ago, Southampton Leisure Holdings, the holding company which owns Southampton Football Club went into administration. There was a brief and ineffectual protest from Southampton FC based upon the argument that this particular holding company wasn’t the same as the football club, and that they shouldn’t, therefore, face any sanctions from the…

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May 29, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week: Swansea City 1-1 Fulham

For those of us in our mid-30s, Swansea City left a pretty indelible mark. Our coming of age coincided with theirs, as they rocketed up to the First Division under the managership of John Toshack. They had a team of grizzled old pros, none of whom were done any favours by the fashion of the…

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February 15, 2009
Ian

ITV’s FA Cup Disgrace

It’s Wednesday night, and a taut Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool is deadlocked at 0-0. With three minutes to play in extra time and the possibility of the first ever competitive penalty shoot-out between the teams looming large, ITV suddenly and inexplicably cuts to an advert break. Down here on the south coast, the…

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February 5, 2009
Ian

On How The BBC Got It So Wrong

Earlier this week, apropos of nothing, really, I sat down and watched the 1979 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester United. It was like a breath of fresh air, and a reminder of how good the BBC used to be at broadcasting football. I’ve watched their recent coverage, however, with increasing dismay but they…

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January 17, 2008
Ian
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