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Sky Blues & Grey Clouds – The Decline Of Coventry City

Posted by on 8:47 am in English League Football, Latest | 5 comments

Matches in the Third Round of The FA Cup frequently draw attendances that are lower than they would be otherwise. The simple fact that tickets are not usually provided as part of annual season tickets combined with the possibility of people feeling the pinch in the weeks after Christmas is usually enough to keep many away. At one of the weekends matches, however, there was more to the paucity of the crowd present than met the eye. Coventry City have had a disastrous season so far, rooted to the bottom of the Championship table and with...

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Match Of The Week 2: Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United

Posted by on 6:23 pm in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

There remains a sense of great expectations surrounding Leeds United. To get a feel for the root cause for this, we only need to spin back four decades, when Don Revie’s team lost out on the Football League Championship to Derby County but managed a little solace in winning the FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley. Times have changed since then, of course. In the intervening forty years, Leeds United have been relegated, bounced back, won the last English title before the induction of the Premier League, plummeted back to the third...

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Queens Park Rangers Shuffle Their Pack

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As things turned out, Heidar Helguson’s late equalizer in Milton Keynes on Saturday afternoon wasn’t quite enough to keep Neil Warnock in his job. Rangers – without a win of any description in the FA Cup for a decade – may well remain in the competition for now, but Warnock won’t be at Loftus Road for the replay. The man that took the club into the Premier League departed yesterday, barely halfway through their first season back in the top flight in a decade and a half. With the club having slipped to seventeenth...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 08-01-2012

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Although a lucky handful of clubs were still involved in the FA Cup this weekend, most non-league clubs were back to the league this weekend, and we have the highlights from four matches from yesterday for you tonight. First up are the Blue Square Premier matches between AFC Telford United and Kettering Town, and Mansfield Town and Forest Green Rovers. Next we have a match from the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League, between Hednesford Town and Bradford Park Avenue. Finally, we have a match from the Premier Division of the Ryman...

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Match Of The Week: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Wrexham

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That the first weekend of the new year should see the coming together of these two clubs is entirely appropriate. Brighton & Hove Albion and Wrexham had differing experiences of 2011, but for both clubs the year ended with the feeling of a clean slate having been managed for both clubs. For Wrexham, the club is finally in the hands of the only people that could reasonably left in charge of it after years of mismanagement, the Wrexham Supporters Trust. Their club still has financial hurdles to jump, but a result this afternoon of any...

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The FA Cup Third Round: Brighton & Wrexham – Fans United

Posted by on 11:47 am in English League Football, Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

The FA Cup Third Round this weekend sees a handful of fascinating ties for the non-league clubs still in the competition, with Blue Square Premier title chasers Fleetwood Town taking on Blackpool, Tamworth travelling to Goodison Park to play Everton and Salisbury City of the Blue Square South making the journey to Bramall Lane to play Sheffield United. At the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, meanwhile, Blue Square Premier leaders Wrexham will be taking on Brighton & Hove Albion, and this is a match that has special...

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