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Coventry City: The ACL franchise sting

There is rarely nothing more than a brief lull in the traumatic world of Coventry City.

Following the euphoria of the Ricoh return just a few weeks ago, came the bombshell landlords ACL are in talks with London rugby union giants, Wasps, over a deal to buy a large majority share of the stadium. (more…)

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Liverpool: Rebuilding around a team and for the future

Life without Luis Suarez has begun for Liverpool and their fans around the world.

The prospect of seeing the Uruguayan without a Liver bird on his chest was and maybe still is a devastating idea for most. (more…)

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Coventry City: Where the heart is

It came home.

After over 500 days of heartache and protests, Coventry City returned to the place they belong, their home location. (more…)

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Coventry City: Let down

Winston Churchill was fond of a sound bite.

And to paraphrase him, “Never in the history of football conflict have so many been let down by so few”. (more…)

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Drama and deadlines: Will Brazil be ready for the World Cup?

What can be better than a FIFA World Cup in Brazil?

One of the most football-mad nations in the entire world, who not only have dominated this competition in years gone by, but done so in style. (more…)

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Coventry City: A season in exile

Its the end of the domestic football league season, time for stats and reviews.

A staggering statistic emerges from Coventry City that must be a World first. (more…)

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TV money leaves no room for the working class fan

On Monday night Arsenal faced Newcastle at the Emirates, an eight o’clock kick off live on Sky TV.

A 560-mile round trip awaited the Geordies, with 2000 of them making the trip. (more…)

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Curtains for Big Sam: The end of Sam Allardyce?

The days of West Ham being renowned for free-flowing and attractive football seem nothing but a distant memory.

Nowadays, Allardyce has earned The Hammers the unwanted reputation as a one dimensional team playing nothing more than what can be described as ‘hoofball’. (more…)

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When did QPR become a brand?

Last night Queens Park Rangers succumbed to another defeat, this time at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday.

Down to ten men, the R’s lost 3-0 to a mid table team on a midweek evening. (more…)

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The emotional accounts of being a CCFC fan

This week, two of the main protagonists in the Coventry City saga revealed their latest financial accounts.

It set me thinking, what if those most affected in all of this, the fans, revealed the state of their books. (more…)

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Gareth Bale – The making of a Galactico

“…and Bale is in space again here and Lennon has picked him out.”

“Oh this is incredible!” (more…)

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AFC Wimbledon: The Dons going home?

We all know the magnificent story of AFC Wimbledon.

And how the club came about after suffering at the hands of greedy, clueless owners who didn’t have any interest in the heartbeat of Wimbledon FC – the fans. (more…)

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Leaving Upton Park

There has been a mixed reaction to the move to the Olympic Stadium for West Ham.

You have to question whether it’s going to make the club better, or whether we are just leaving home? (more…)

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Can you hear the Arsenal sing?

It was a beautiful sunny day in North London.

As we travelled to the Emirates, the mood amongst fans was quite positive despite the frustrating transfer window and the news of Kallstrom suffering an injury in training. (more…)

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Owners with a lonely heart

It’s summer in the late 1990’s and I’m at an open day at Coventry City’s then stadium, Highfield Road.

The club are living the dream as the Premiership takes off and football is ridding its image of sport of hooligan’s to the new lifestyle choice of a more upwardly mobile clientele. (more…)

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