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REFEREEING WOES

Having watched my team Charlton lose at home yet again with another abject and passionless display, I needed a fix of some less painful and more watchable matches. So, binged on Premier League at the weekend...

REFEREEING WOES2021-03-01T12:03:31+00:00

STAND UP FOR CURBS

There seems to be no logic or consistency as to why clubs decide to honour a former player or manager by naming a stand after them, but the reality is that a club is to some extent defined by its history and the manner in which it represents that history...

STAND UP FOR CURBS2021-02-22T10:06:30+00:00

THE BIG WIDE WORLD

The Premier League overseas broadcasting contracts present Premier League clubs with an opportunity to market themselves like never before. The global audience for last season was more than three billion...

THE BIG WIDE WORLD2021-02-15T09:21:23+00:00

FUNNY BUSINESS

You will often hear people say that football clubs are businesses and have to be run as such and I don’t dissent from that view but don’t be kidded that the majority of clubs are run like normal businesses which primarily exist to make a profit...

FUNNY BUSINESS2021-02-12T06:30:32+00:00

LEST WE FORGET

When I was growing up, I often wondered why so many football fans had a soft spot for Manchester United even if their football allegiance lay elsewhere...

LEST WE FORGET2021-02-08T16:09:23+00:00

MONEY TALKS

I spent almost a decade attending the monthly shareholders meetings of the Premier League (PL) and I was also a member of a number of PL committees which put forward policy recommendations across a range of topics...

MONEY TALKS2021-02-01T10:51:44+00:00

UP FOR THE CUP?

In my younger days, The FA Cup was a competition every football fan looked forward to with a dream that this could be the year for their club...

UP FOR THE CUP?2021-01-26T09:55:28+00:00
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