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When Wycombe Made The FA Cup Semi-Finals

It’s the FA Cup First Round this weekend so, in the first of five pieces about the Oldest Cup Competition In The World (and there’s a phrase that is probably copyrighted by The FA), we take a look back at Wycombe Wanderers’ run to the semi-finals of the competition in 2001.

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November 2, 2009
Ian

Brian Little – Slow Decline Or Varied Career?

If you watch a match this afternoon, take a moment if possible to look into the eyes of your manager. If your team is winning you may think that you see happiness, but it’s not. It’s relief and respite. If your team is losing or drawing you may just get to see a haunted soul….

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August 29, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Midweek: Wigan Athletic 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Is there anyone of a certain age or over that didn’t experience a little frisson of excitement during the summer when they noted for the first time that both Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers would be back in the top division of English football? The press have largely been dismissive of both clubs’ chances of staying…

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August 19, 2009
Ian

Match Of The Week: Nottingham Forest 0-1 Wolves

It has now been a shade over twenty-nine years since Wolves beat Nottingham Forest in the League Cup final Wembley. Andy Gray’s second half goal won the competition for the Black Country club, but times have changed a lot since then. At the time of this meeting between the two clubs, Forest were the European…

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March 23, 2009
Ian

The Promotion Jitters

Burton Albion lost 2-1 at Ebbsfleet United in the Blue Square Premier on Wednesday night. There was, in itself, nothing extraordinary about this, but this defeat marks the third successive match that the once runaway leaders of the league have failed to win and, whilst they are still comfortably clear at the top of the…

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March 13, 2009
Ian

The 20 “Most Important” Football Clubs In The World

It doesn’t do any of us any harm to occasionally remind ourselves of the sheer blustering pomposity of the biggest clubs in football. Tonight’s ambassadors for “giving the fans what they want” (as ever, a thin mask for “making more money for ourselves”) are Milan, who had some very important opinions to give on the…

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February 24, 2009
Ian

In Praise Of… Steve Bull

The recent departure of Steve Bull from the managerial job at troubled Conference North club Stafford Rangers was, according to the club itself’s press statement, “No reflection on results achieved on the field play or Mr. Bull’s managerial skills, but is based purely on the cost cutting operation currently being undertaken at the club”. There…

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December 16, 2008
Ian
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