clubs in crisis

Rangers: Promises, Promises

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Charles Green bought the business, assets and – according to some, but not all, of paragraphs in last week's report to creditors from administrators Duff and Phelps – the history of Rangers Football Club for a pittance in June. But he's really paying for it now. "New Rangers'" placement in Scottish Football's fourth tier means that what Channel 4 journalist Alex Thomson last week called the "voodoo economics" of old Rangers is part of that history.

Stockport County – No-one Is Innocent

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As football club nicknames go, "The Hatters" isn't the luckiest. First Luton headed for a remake of their 1988 FA Cup semi-final meeting with Wimbledon this season, in the Blue Square Premier. And, for much of the last year, Stockport County have been heading the same way. "Where to start?" is both a literal and metaphorical question, although to be fair to fans of the Hatt.


Gdansk - you, asking?

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The train from Warsaw was packed with Spanish supporters, although the wearing of Spanish club shirts helped identify the locals.

Gdansk is unusual for Poland in that it doesn't have a square as it's centrepiece - it has Ulica Dluga (The Long Market). It feels like another step back in time with merchant houses from the 17th century lining both sides of the street.

Republic of Ireland squad set to combat Euro 2012 boredom with Connect4

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After watching England's 2010 World Cup campaign unravel amid rumours of player boredom, the Republic of Ireland are not about to fall into the same trap. Oh no, they've got this box of fun ready to go to Poland and Ukraine. The Irish players can look forward to games of Connect4, Scrabble, darts, Monopoly and, [.

The Friday List of Little or No Consequence #59

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No need for a Triple Word Score...
The Players Of The Provisional 32-Man Poland Squad For Euro 2008 And Their Respective Values In Scrabble

1. Jakub Blaszczykowski (68 points)
2. Tomasz Kuszczak (53 points)
3. Lukasz Piszczek (53 points)
4. Wojciech Lobodziński (52 points)


Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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Setting the tone for things to come, how opportunistically great is this Kickette Army soldier girl's epic photobomb?


- Joining the illustrious cast of "WAG: The Musicial" is Michael Chopra's ex. You remember them, Kickettes? They were the couple who fought out the demise of their brief marriage via Facebook.

Daily Dose: November 4th, 2010.

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Crossing football and rugby. Oddly.

  • Ruben de la Red forced to hang them up. (Spain WCB)
  • Turning back the clock. (Three Match Ban)
  • A little bit overboard. (Studs Up)
  • 7th division club gets a sugar daddy. (Guardian)
  • Mario Balotelli, Scrabble nut.

Major League Soccer

Waiting For A Trip Home

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (May 6, 2011) US Soccer Players -- Despite the new name and badge, Sporting Kansas City isn't an expansion team. They didn't have to scrabble together a roster from the rest of the League's unwanted, or hire a new coach, or install a system unfamiliar to their new squad.

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That's Kansas City's Zoltan Hercegfalvi (who's just cheating at Scrabble) with a terrible tackle on Chicago's Mike Banner in the Fire's 2-0 win over the Wizards yesterday. Hercegfalvi was sent off (as was David Beckham in LA's first league loss in nearly two months) and his team dropped to sixth in the Eastern Conference.

‘The Beckham Experiment’ sends a message, but will MLS hear it?

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'The Beckham Experiment,' the highly-anticipated book by Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl hit bookstores this week. It provides an in-depth look at David Beckham's two-year stint with the LA Galaxy, recapping a tumultuous period for the player, his team and Major League Soccer.

How did the Beckham experiment fare?


Arsenal were lucky to get away with 1-0

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And I don't think there will be much argument with that even from the inexplicably gooner-dominated football websphere. In what has become a trend of late, none of Arsenal's "free-flowing" football has ever been allowed to flow at Old Trafford, and yesterday was no different.

Barcelona Deny Cesc Fabregas Promise

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By Ollie Irish


Yesterday, Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood claimed that Barcelona promised to keep its Catalan paws off Cesc Fabregas.

Today, Barca technical secretary Txiki Begiristain (surely a good Scrabble score) says no such agreement is in place:

"If Barcelona think that he [Cesc] is necessary for the team, they will go for him, always respecting negotiations," Begiristain told Spanish newspaper AS.

Manchester United

Tomasz Kuszczak: Worth a lot on Scrabble AND on the pitch

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Tomasz Kuszczak is a misunderstood little fellow. That may be because his name is rather difficult to spell and is worth plenty of points on Scrabble, but after an admittedly dodgy performance against Scunthorpe last night, his United career looks ever so unlikely to stretch another season.

Robbie Savage comes alive

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The always entertaining (and often times annoying) Robbie Savage regaled a nightclub full of people with stories from his career and answers to their questions in a special event called An Audience With...Robbie Savage. 300 people came to hear the riveting tales of the Derby County captain and former Premier Leaguer all in the name of charity the Lewis Mighty fund and Savage didn't disappoint.


Sod Christmas, I just want three points against Villa!

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I'll be honest, Christmas doesn't really do it for me.

All that getting up at the crack of dawn (not Dawn French), the Queen's speech, sitting round the table playing happy families when really you wanna spark out the mother-in-law, playing scrabble or eye-spy, pretending you like the socks you were bought;

It just aint for me.

Awful, awful jersey

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It's like Scrabble meets Christmas.

Unprofessional Foul did it again.

The Rest

Chuck Norris Can Do Anything. Hans Sarpei Can Do More.

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Kyriakos Papadopoulos tries to read out Hans Sarpei's favorite Facebook pages.

Up until two months ago, Hans Sarpei's sole 15 seconds of Internet fame was a YouTube clip of him getting a ball in the face. But now he suddenly stands alongside of Chuck Norris.

All thanks to none other than Felix Magath Facebook legend himself who signed him.

Zesh Returns To International Stage

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Muang Thong United's defender Zesh Rehman has been called up by Pakistan ahead of next week's AFC Challenge Cup in Malaysia. Pakistan have been drawn with India, Chinese Taipei and Turkmenistan.
Myanmar are hosting Bangladesh which is interesting. Despite sharing a land border there only used to be one flight a week between Yangon and Dhaka!

Robert Warzycha: "I must break you"

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Sigi, what's going on? So I see we will meet each other in the US Open Cup final. And you are doing your typical sort of scheduling to leave things to your advantage.

Well, that Chivas de Guadalajara match is important Robert. We gave them our word.

Oh, Sigi, now you want to talk about giving your word?

Which Continent Will Win World Cup 2010?

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Predicting which of the 32 qualified teams will take home the biggest prize in football is a tricky thing. There are always a few favorites, a number of strong teams that are always close, and a few dark horses that make predictions even harder. Maybe there are just too many possibilities to make a clear prediction, so let's make it a little more simple:

Which continent will produce the World Cup winner?

Crabcakes and Football

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Or, Rodney Wallace May be a Dick, and That's Okay

I'm going to be terribly unfair to Rodney Wallace and take one comment from the Patrick Stevens profile in the Washington Times completely out of context:

Wallace lived in Costa Rica until age 9, when work brought his parents to the D.

Misty Monday

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Phew - I'm late getting to it this morning - and pretty low on energy and inspiration, I'm afraid. It's one of those days when cleaning the kitchen and the bathrooms is close to the apex of my ambition. I've got some match quotes from the USWNT ... and the reminder that later today Pia will [...]SHARETHIS.

Has Cuco's Cookie Crumbled?

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As expected, the Sevilla v Osasuna post match mayhem has caused more foul-smelling fallout than a dozen rumbling Russian reactors blowing their tops. But it is not the water throwing, the neck grabbing or police punching that has caused all the to-do but the very, very alleged accusation from a Sevilla blogger that Cuco 'the Hulk' Ziganda had yelled something very unsavoury about Antonio Puerta, during the match.