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The Last Of The Old Order: Part Four – November 1991

Well, it’s getting on towards winter now and the First Division of the Football League is starting to settle into an agreeable groove, with Leeds United and Manchester United having established themselves at the top of the table. This morning, we’ve got the goals from every weekend of this month, plus some more goals from...

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April 3, 2015

Taking On Mike Ashley, The Rangers Way

Mike Ashley, Newcastle United’s owner and all-round corporate scumbag appears an expensive barrier to Rangers’ financial progress. When former RIFC director Chris Graham was proclaiming the skies over Ibrox free of massive clouds, Ashley had already formed his own ultra-massive, lucrative clouds.  He reportedly invested £1m to buy three million RIFC shares before the now-infamous...

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April 1, 2015

Scotland’s Football Association Is Not Corrupt

Scotland’s football authorities have taken as much of a booting over their mishandling of the “Rangers situation” as its mainstream media. However, the SFA have recently demonstrated considerable versatility in the art. The latest examples came from the fraught, occasionally violent, Scottish Cup quarter-final tie between Celtic and Dundee United; particularly the first match at...

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March 30, 2015

The Last Of The Old Order: Part Three – October 1991

As the nights started to draw in during the autumn of 1991, the First Division of the Football League was starting to take a familiar shape that it would maintain for the majority of the rest of the season, with Manchester United and Leeds United at the top of the table, with the defending champions...

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March 28, 2015

When Football Was Good, Part 4

MIKE HOOPER Goalkeeper. Born 10th February 1964, Bristol. Clubs: Bristol City (1983-1984); Wrexham (1984-1985); Liverpool (1985-1993); Leicester City (1990 (loan)); Newcastle United (1993-1996); Sunderland (1995 (loan)). League appearances: 125. If Liverpool’s famous Boot Room was the power behind the throne of the most recent great Liverpool team, Mike Hooper was arguably the power behind the...

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March 27, 2015

The 200% Podcast 6 – Video Killed The Radio Star

This week’s podcast comes to you a little earlier than usual, and our subject of conversation this evening is football as represented in video game form. We pick our five favourite games of all time each, have a go at imagining our dream composite game and discuss the changing nature of football in this rapidly...

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March 26, 2015

Football’s University Challenges

This week sees the climax of the university football season, at Loughborough. Here’s Paul Caulfield with a look at the hinterland at which football and education meet. In January, the London Evening Standard published “Who Says Their Brains Are All in their Boots? The Rise of the Clever Clogs Footballer”, an article about graduates in...

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March 23, 2015
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