Posts Tagged "Swansea City"

Match Of The Week: Swansea City 0-1 Forest

By on Dec 13, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Many apologies for the brevity of this week’s match report, but the writer is coming down with something nasty. Hopefully, things will be back to normal as soon as possible. After a start which suggested that this season might turn out to be uncharacteristically one-sided, the Championship is now starting to take on its more familiar face of unpredictability....

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Nathan Dyer: Southampton & The Politics Of The Fire Sale

By on May 29, 2009 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 7 comments

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...

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Match Of The Week: Swansea City 1-1 Fulham

By on Feb 15, 2009 in Latest | 2 comments

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 day to wear kits as tight as possible. The likes of Bob Latchford turned out...

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ITV’s FA Cup Disgrace

By on Feb 5, 2009 in Latest | 7 comments

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 advert break merrily plays a...

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On How The BBC Got It So Wrong

By on Jan 17, 2008 in Latest | 5 comments

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 managed a new nadir last night with FA Cup...

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