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  1. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Fun and Games for new Olympic tenant West Ham

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Club secures deal of century to move into Olympic stadium and taxpayers should be thankful there will be no white elephant Fun and Games for West Ham fans Bubbles feature ... of the suds into the air at the start of every game. And today expect copious amounts of bubbly corks to join the bubble squadrons when the Hammers kick off against West Brom. This week ...

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    Toffees sweeten trip for fan after game is called off

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 10:42pm by Peter Simpson

    ... The Malaysian met the manager as Everton enhanced their image as a people's club, but things aren't going so well at Old Trafford Toffees sweeten trip for fan after game ... it through the turnstiles and be told the game is postponed? That's what happened to Everton fan Ric Wee this week. Ric is a devoted Toffee and had travelled from his home in Malaysia to see ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    United's David Moyes diving in to stop cheating rot needs support of Fifa, Uefa

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... derby last season. Fans on the terraces of all hues stand together with the United manager. We know diving is ruining the game. Aside from the obvious dishonesty, it peppers a match with stop-start infuriation. Those who insult the laws of the game, as well as gravity, have us on our feet wagging our rolled-up programmes in disgust. The too-often myopic or lenient refs who fail ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    England's retro route-one football belongs in the past

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Lions - were hoofing the ball in Kiev in neo-luddite fashion. Manager Roy Hodgson freely admitted the long-ball game was his only tactic and his meek charges duly complied in a mind-numbing block vote. The Olympic Stadium sighed heavily as the over-subsidised and loss-making industry that is English national football failed to make any real chances on goal. Worse, as per their shop ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Hunt down the snakes who seek to corrupt the game we worship

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... of football and establishing the game for the world. So hats off in honour of Ebenezer Cobb Morley, a man of no-nonsense Victorian pedigree and widely seen as the founding father of football. ... and play today. Football's first rules book was drafted and a governing body, the FA, enshrined to safeguard healthy competition and sportsmanship- the very spirit of the game. History ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Cortese departure puts Saints in a spin

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... game away to Sunderland was his focus. Despite his commitment, the club's future looks uncertain and in footballing terms, that usually heralds disaster. No sooner had the short-term dread ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - Home and Away

    Fresh light thrown on darkest day of British game

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 01:13am by Peter Simpson

    ... that today  Liverpool play their first game since the Hillsborough truth was finally exposed against Sunderland in the aptly named Stadium of Light. Britain’s triumphant summer of sport came ... police at their word – it will never again find an audience on Merseyside despite its grovelling this week). Back then, games were taped and  shown  as highlights in the evening. But there were ...

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    Just like old times as open season falls on unpredictable Premier League race

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 09:51pm by Peter Simpson

    ... mind the pheasants, open season has been declared on a superior quality of game found within EPL stadiums. Manchester United's 1-0 victory over leaders Arsenal last week together ... to counter their strengths. All could win the title and all can lose it over the next five games. Liverpool and Arsenal are desperate to claim the crown, more so the Merseysiders who have not won ...

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    Soccer diplomacy is a win-win for EPL and China

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 09:45pm by Peter Simpson

    ... programmes to promote the development of the game in China, including Beijing Guoan and Shanghai Shenhua. In return, the CSL will provide support and advice in the promotion and marketing of the EPL, ...

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    Patriotism involves much angst when watching England

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 08:49pm by Peter Simpson

    ... to German players. But half of those auditioning are hard-pressed to secure regular EPL club games. There's little point indulging in the debate about too many foreign players in the domestic game and lack of properly trained grass-roots coaches. So what to do? First, the FA and Hodgson should draw inspiration from the week's shock reality check. England appear stuck ...




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