Mon, August 13th 2007
Just two days into the new season, and the first managerial sacking has already taken place. Somebody needs to check with the bookies for any ‘irregular betting patterns’...
Carlisle have parted company with their manager Neil McDonald, making him the first managerial casualty of the two-day old season.
From: The Guardian
Thu, August 9th 2007
Following up: Take that, Ken Bates
Leeds will begin the new season at the foot of the League One table after their appeal against a 15-point penalty was rejected at a meeting of Football League chairmen.
From: The Guardian
Fri, August 3rd 2007
Leeds United Ltd 2007 have been granted permission to play in the forthcoming League One season after being assured of their Football League share but must do so with the handicap of a 15-point deduction.
From: The Telegraph - Leeds United handed 15-point deduction
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
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, 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…”
Fri, June 23rd 2006
The Football League has lost its claim for £150m in damages from its former legal advisers over a collapsed £140m television deal.
The League’s deal with ITV digital collapsed when the TV company went bankrupt. This left many clubs without money promised to them, which many clubs had already budgeted towards playing costs and ground improvements.
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