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York City: The Lights Go Out On The Minster Family

It hasn’t been a particularly happy couple of years for the supporters of York City. Promotion back to the Football League through the play-offs ended an eight year spell in the Football Conference which seemed to prove the now widely held belief that the divisions into which football clubs are relegated tend to be more difficult to get out of in an upwardly direction than they are to tumble into in the first place. The club’s return to the Football League, however proved that to be somewhat short-lived, and at the end of last season York were relegated back...

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Football League Review: Eleven & Out For Di Matteo

It wasn’t, of course, supposed to be like this. Relegation from the Premier League, new ownership and a new start in the Football League Championship was supposed to be a clean break for Aston Villa, an opportunity to rebuild, to rid the club of the ghosts of the recent past, to actually start enjoying the football again. After eleven matches of the new season, however, things are starting feel troublingly familiar for the club’s supporters. The team has won one of its first eleven matches of the season. It has managed to acquire ten points, so far, and sits...

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Premier League Review: …And The Spurs Go Marching On

Most outsiders will likely consider it to be a corner turned, but supporters of Tottenham Hotspur know from long and bitter experience that, for much of the last half-century, corners being turned have tended to mean that any portrait of the club’s season was being etched by MC Escher. Two years ago, it was putting five goals past Chelsea at White Hart Lane. Last year, it was a swashbuckling performance against Manchester City. This time around, City arrived in London with a flawless record of six out of six in the league, but there were reasons for Spurs supporters...

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Podcast 74: The BigSamCast 2 – The BigSammening

Well, that was over as quickly as it arrived, wasn’t it? Sam Allardyce’s 67 days in charge of the England team are the subject of this week’s Twohundredpercent podcast. Are managers fundamentally living at the shifty end of the trustworthiness scale? Is there anybody that could actually make a decent job of running this team? What will this decision mean for Ginsters’ share value? Perhaps one and a bit of these questions will almost certainly be answered during this evening’s podcast, as we bid farewell to the statistically most successful England manager of all-time. We hope that this will...

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Celtic, Rangers & a Superscoreboard Fact-Check

Last Friday on Glasgow Radio Clyde’s daily Superscoreboard (SSB) phone-in show, a simmering feud between two outspoken football pundits spectacularly boiled over. One was Chris Sutton, a “straight-talking” presence on the BBC’s Saturday afternoon Final Score (FS) programme and BT Sport’s Scottish football coverage. The other, Derek Johnstone, a “straight-talking” SSB presence and a Glasgow Evening Times newspaper columnist listed on professionals’ social network site LinkedIn as “TV Pundit, Glasgow Rangers.” Sutton scored 86 goals in 199 Celtic appearances from 2000 to 2006. His “straight-talking” shtick is wearisome. Not as wearisome as BBC colleague Alan Green’s whingeing controversialism, though...

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