Fri, February 2nd 2007

Peterborough director of football Barry Fry has revealed that the club will sue recent signing Craig Mackail-Smith if he does not attend training on Monday

From: BBC



Fri, January 26th 2007

European football looks set for a shakeup after Michel Platini was elected president of Uefa, ending Swedish incumbent Lennart Johansson’s 17-year tenure at the head of European football’s governing body.

From: The Guardian


Platini has pledged that he will introduce a maximum of three clubs will be allowed to enter the Champions League from any one country. Italy, Spain and England currently have four.


Fri, January 19th 2007

League chairman Brian Malwhinney: “In re-branding The Football League we made a serious, long-term commitment to encouraging a new generation of supporters to our matches. We aim to get more families and more young fans going along to watch their local Football League club. This new policy will ensure that doing so does not have a negative effect on their health.”

From: Bulls News



Fri, January 5th 2007

...Notts County, according to a survey by Littlewoods Football Pools.

The oldest club in the Football League have been through more managers (35) since 1945 than any other team except Wigan Athletic (36). The last 10 years have brought two relegations and an average league position of 14th, and last season their Football League survival was only assured on the last day when they drew at home to Bury. One of their most (in)famous fans was serial killer Harold Shipman.


See the full list here.



Wed, December 20th 2006

Bury have been thrown out of the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player in their 3-1 second-round replay win over Chester City

From: BBC


Chester will take their place with a home tie against Championship side Ipswich.



Mon, December 11th 2006

Claridge reached his 1,000th appearance when he played for Bournemouth against Port Vale in League 1 at the weekend. Unfortunately, the team lost 4-nil.

Related: Striker offers to play for free


Tue, December 5th 2006

Paul Ince’s Macclesfield won their first game of the season with a 1-nil victory at home to Rochdale. McNeil’s goal early in the second half saw the Silkmen get the win after 19 unsuccessful attempts despite playing much of the game with 10 men.

Roll on Chelsea.


Thu, November 30th 2006

Striker offers to play for free

Veteran Claridge aims to reach 1,000th game

40-year old striker Steve Claridge is offering to play for free as he aims to clock up his 1,000th appearance.

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Fri, November 17th 2006

My favourite:

“To put it in gentleman’s terms if you’ve been out for a night and you’re looking for a young lady and you pull one, some weeks they’re good looking and some weeks they’re not the best. Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She weren’t the best looking lady we ended up taking home but she was very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much, let’s have a coffee”

More from: Wikipedia



Tue, November 14th 2006

Plymouth manager Ian Holloway entered the row over women officials in his own inimitable way:

“I don’t care what sex, creed or colour you are… as long as they’re in the right areas of the ground. I don’t want them coming in the dressing room looking at everybody with the wangers hanging out! That’s not right…”


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