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Safe Standing: SPL, Germans and A Step Forward

December 21, 2011


It’s one of the biggest reasons why I’d love to be Doctor Who.  He can flick a switch and time travel to whatever time or place he wants, reliving the greatest moments in history and experiencing the future.  I wish I could jump in his blue box with him, slip him a fiver for ‘petrol’ […]

Udinese: The Black And White Take Serie A By Surprise

December 14, 2011


If you are unaware of the situation in the Italian Serie A this season, you have missed quite a lot.  Internazionale are languishing in 7th place, some 10 points (they were 11th before Tuesday’s win at Genoa) behind the league leaders having lost six out of their 14 played this term.  The Bianconeri are ruling […]

Rangers: Why They Can’t Afford To Sell Jelavic

December 10, 2011


It is coming up to that dreaded time of the year for Rangers fans. The January transfer window.  In recent times where Rangers’ financial health is nothing to write home about, getting through January has been a big part of the season.  It happens every season, at around a couple of weeks before Christmas, the […]

APOEL’s Historic Season

November 28, 2011


It has around one million people living on it.  It isn’t even the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea.  Yet Cyprus’ most successful team, APOEL Nicosia, have reached the last 16 knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League, becoming the first Cypriot team to progress from the group.  Their well-earned 0-0 draw away to Zenit […]

Off the Field Problems At Ajax FC

November 20, 2011


  There is a storm brewing at one of Europe’s top institutions. An old figure is returning at a time of mixed fortunes at home and abroad for AFC Ajax. They have announced that former manager and technical director Louis van Gaal will return to the club in July 2012 to take over from Rik […]

The Price of Modern Football

November 16, 2011


Based on two recent surveys conducted on the internet, British football supporters believe the modern-day pricing at matches is too expensive.  But is it just down to pricing?