Author Archives: Richard

Struck from the Record


It took a bold move by the Daily Record, Scotland’s second-biggest selling daily newspaper, to disable the ‘comments’ function from football articles on its website last Friday.  Their decision was taken in light of the ever-increasing level of foul and … Continue reading

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How Non-League Day has empowered clubs across the country


Finally, in its third instalment, Non-League Day has truly landed.  All over the country tomorrow, non-league football clubs will be kicking off at the traditional time of 3pm – only with bumper crowds and any number of initiatives going on … Continue reading

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Arsenal Ladies vs Birmingham Ladies: A Continental Cup final preview


This is not the continental cup that Birmingham City Ladies wanted to be involved in.  After the men’s team enjoyed a European campaign of their own last season – unluckily getting knocked out of the Europa League behind Braga and … Continue reading

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There’s life in the old dog yet


I cannot have been the only one that had to double-take when seeing Andrei Arshavin’s name on the scoresheet, as Arsenal demolished Coventry City 6-1 in the Capital One Cup.  Call it ignorance on my behalf, but I assumed he … Continue reading

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The FA Cup and the redistribution of wealth


Whether you knew it or not, the FA Cup is well and truly underway.  If you’re a supporter of an established top-tier team – one of those clubs that sees the world’s oldest football competition as an event that begins … Continue reading

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