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My Thoughts on the Transfer Deadline Day

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Statisfied: Most Boring Fans

Edit – Blog Updated: Now with added Normalisation! Who among us hasn’t tried to invent ever more ingenius ways of doing ANYTHING other than what we’re actually paid to do during the daily grind?  Who among us hasn’t spent time … Continue reading

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A Giant Killing By Name

As opined eloquently by @Therealfacup, last night’s victory by Blue Square Premier side over Crawley in the FA Cup third round was possible the country’s least favourite giant killing ever. Even @Nonleagueshow was torn between supporting the non leaguers and … Continue reading

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Creepy Crawley take on the Rams

Crawley v Derby Preview Down in deepest darkest West Sussex in an area known affectionately as “Creepy Crawley” by some (and a “shithole” by others less enamoured with the town’s offerings) the town of Crawley is gearing up for a … Continue reading

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How Many Tweets in a Twat?

How many tweets make a twat? Henry Winter actually made a relatively interesting point this morning on Twitter.  I know, it was a momentous occasion, but perhaps not up there with the #wherewereyouwhenhenryresponded tweets, which occurred after that famous day … Continue reading

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Handbags on Merseyside: Lawrie the Troll

What makes a big club?  There is no magic equation to working out which is a big club and which isn’t but certainly most people consider that to consider a club as a “big club”, the club needs to have … Continue reading

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Another Fine Mess

It took less than a week for someone to surpass the buffoonery necessary to award a World Cup to Quatar (population: 1.5 million), but just when Newcastle were becoming a respectable club, staying out of the limelight while quietly picking … Continue reading

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Capello and the Stooges

Why Henry Winter, Custis, Ashton and Woolnough are wrong, and Martin Samuel is a saviour. Continue reading

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Shock, Awe, Wonderment and Marcus Bent

The FA are stuck in 1993, faxed rule and Marcus Bent’s loan move to Wolves isn’t all that interesting after all. Continue reading

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Spiders, Swearing and Beer

The Half-time Whistle was invited to an entertaining evening of football at Dulwich Hamlet with The Real FA Cup yesterday and, in an increasingly depressing football world, it was a breath of fresh air.  The match was a Ryman League … Continue reading

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