Author Archives: footyramblings

Northern League v The FA Cup

Barring an aberration when the powers that be decided the FA Cup 3rd round should be played before Christmas, the fans of the bigger clubs get their first taste of the world’s oldest knock out competition in the first week of a new year.  The … Continue reading

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The Football Revolution – The Bloggers are Coming

In the same week that the BBC announced 2,000 job losses as part of a drive to save the best part of £670m, Jeff Livingstone from the cult football blog In Bed With Maradona made his debut appearance on Five … Continue reading

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Gateshead FC: Athletics Stadiums and The Prince Consort

Four weeks in to the new season and a club from the North East is sitting proudly above all the other clubs in their division.  It is not one of the big three clubs of Newcastle, Sunderland or Middlesbrough, nor … Continue reading

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Non League Day

This weekend sees the return of Non League Day to the footballing calendar. With the Premier League and Championship having no fixtures as a result of the international break, Non League Day was set up as an initiative to encourage … Continue reading

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Will the Old Lady sing again? Juventus summer spending spree

It has been five years since Juventus were relegated to Serie B as a result of their involvement in the Calciopoli scandal, where General Director Luciano Moggi was found to have influence the selection of referees for Juventus games. Juve … Continue reading

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The STL Northern League 2011/2012

102 days after Dunston UTS secured a 1-0 away win at South Shields in the final Northern League game of the 2010/2011 season, the new campaign will begin in ernest. With Newcastle United live on TV on Saturday evening and … Continue reading

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An Iceland Paradise?

An unfortunate facet of football is that the vast majority of players signed by clubs as youngsters will not progress to the promised land of the first team.  Premiership clubs have such large squads at all levels and a sad … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Brian Little?

During a recent (Football Manager 2011) press conference to announce my first game in charge of Harrogate Town, I was asked about my thoughts of the Gainsborough Trinity manager Brian Little.  Unsure whether it was the Brian Little, formerly of … Continue reading

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Need a Footy Fix?

Its been a long old summer, and whilst there has been England U21, England U17 and England Women on varying screens over the last few weeks, it is now only a matter of time before the ‘regulation’ season kicks off … Continue reading

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Newcastle United – Changing of the Guard

For a few peaceful months following their promotion back to the Premier League after a year in the Championship, Newcastle United were ticking over nicely without the disasters and comedic stories that have tended to be associated with them in … Continue reading

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