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Is The End Nigh For Croydon Athletic?

Posted by on 9:10 am in Finance, Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

It was a story that started almost a year and a half ago in a blaze of publicity which involved a major newspaper, allegations of corruption in another sport, a non-league football club and suicide. Now, with the half-way point in the following season fast approaching, it seems almost certain that the final chapter to play out in the life of Croydon Athletic Football Club will end in the collapse of a club which found itself thrust into the front page of newspapers around the world and, as the authorities pick over the carcass of this club...

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Match Of The Week: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

Posted by on 10:26 pm in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

What price genius? It has been suggested more than once this season that Mario Balotelli may be more trouble than he is worth. The firework-igniting, errant child-correcting, trampoline-buying Manchester City forward carries a very unique kind of baggage around with him, but the evidence of this season – brought very firmly into focus this season – has demonstrated that every piece of baggage that he carries (including the suitcase that contains a talking toucan wearing a bow tie that he bought when his mother sent him out to buy...

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“Foy” Not “Hoy”

Posted by on 6:32 pm in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Yesterday hadn’t, if we are completely honest, been Chris Foy’s greatest afternoon as a Premier League referee. His performance during the match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur left a little to be desired and will have left those in North London of a blue and white persuasion rather scratching their heads. After the match, the Spurs manager Harry Redknapp was predictably incandescent in his press interviews, inducing the now almost traditional conspiracy theories that managers raise when their teams have a couple of...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: The FA Trophy First Round

Posted by on 10:02 pm in Latest, Video | 0 comments

A trip to Wembley is starting to come into view for the non-league clubs that are still involved in this year’s FA Trophy, but yesterday’s First Round matches saw the qualifiers from the last round joined by the clubs of the Blue Square Premier and we have highlights and goals from no less than seven of yesterday’s matches. Those matches are Luton Town vs Swindon Supermarine, Wrexham vs Hinckley United, Brackley Town vs Dartford, Hampton & Richmond Borough vs Hayes & Yeading United, East Thurrock United vs Welling...

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Match Of The Week: Reading 3-0 West Ham United

Posted by on 4:50 pm in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

The last week or so in the Championship have acted as a sudden reminder to anyone who may have thought that the two automatic promotion places might already have been sewn up. Southampton’s stunning start to the season has seen them ascend to the top of the table with West Ham United, relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, clinging onto their coat-tails in second place. Last weekend, however, both clubs stumbled. Southampton fell to a single goal defeat at loanee-plumpened Doncaster Rovers, while West Ham were...

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The Despicable Kelvin McKenzie

Posted by on 4:15 pm in English League Football, History, Latest | 3 comments

The road to redemption from Hillsborough has been a lengthy and painful for many, many people. Hundreds of people lost family members or friends on that day in April 1989, and the feeling that the establishment was closing ranks in order to cover up the truth behind what exactly happened to result in the deaths of ninety-six innocent people has been a bitter pill for those that survived or have otherwise had to live with their loss to have to swallow. After twenty two and a half years, however, it was starting to feel as if change was in the...

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