Monthly Archives: July 2011

Manchester United’s rise to the top of the Forbes list started in Tottenham

Tweet In the early 1990’s, Manchester United set out on a mission to conquer the world. First and foremost, they wanted to end their lengthy title drought and establish the club as the preeminent force in English football. However, unlike … Continue reading

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Creating the perfect footballer

Tweet When I was 15 years old I rarely uttered a sentence containing more than three words. Thankfully, the teenager behind the website 15 Year Old Gooner is considerably more articulate. I was invited to contribute to an excellent feature on his site called … Continue reading

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Watford vs Luton: the prestigious M1 derby

Tweet You can pontificate all you like about the beauty of football, but there’s no denying that hatred is a vital ingredient in sustaining its appeal. My hatred of Luton is based on old fashioned small town rivalry. It’s a … Continue reading

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Screen Test: Watford’s 1989-90 season video review

Tweet This article first appeared in When Saturday Comes (July, 2011) as part of their ‘screen test’ series – reviews of football videos from yesteryear. However, you get an extra treat: the opening credits from the actual video complete with … Continue reading

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In defence of a co-ownership transfer system – lessons from Italy.

Tweet Earlier this year I wrote about the changing nature of the transfer market regarding the race to capture the best young players in England. With that in mind, I looked to foreign shores for enlightenment, and found the ridiculously … Continue reading

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