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Nottingham Forest: The Soap Opera

(1) Comments | Posted 5 February 2013 | (17:23)

Alex McLeish's exit after just 40 days in charge is only the latest twist in an increasingly-worrying soap opera at Nottingham Forest.

The last blog I wrote on the club was only in July but given the huge - and mainly ridiculous - changes since then, it feels...

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'Football Without Fans Is Nothing' - But Has the Government Really Got the Memo?

(0) Comments | Posted 4 February 2013 | (23:00)

This week, there was promising progress in the ongoing battle for football fans to get their voices heard. After mammoth efforts from organisations such as Supporters' Direct and the Football Supporters' Federation, as well as individual fans, the Culture, Media and Sport select committee have recommended...

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Sean O'Driscoll: Nottingham Forest's Future 'Icon'?

(0) Comments | Posted 20 July 2012 | (14:22)

Last week, the glamorous new owners of Nottingham Forest gave long-suffering fans reason to be optimistic - a reported £20m transfer budget, a realistic plan to compete with the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City in the Premier League, and, after abruptly sacking manager Steve Cotterill, the aim to...

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Back Home: How the Media Got Ukraine Wrong

(24) Comments | Posted 22 June 2012 | (00:00)

Racism and hooligan violence were supposed to greet England fans travelling to Ukraine for Euro 2012, if certain sections of the British media were to be believed. They couldn't have been more wrong.

In the run-up to the tournament, whispers about what horrifying scenes England fans might...

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Euro 2012: England Fans Surprised by Donetsk Welcome

(1) Comments | Posted 13 June 2012 | (00:00)

England supporters' trip to Donetsk has been a surprisingly positive experience - and I'm not just referring to the team's battling spirit and an impressive point against France.

Media coverage of the Euro 2012 hosts - Ukraine in particular - had been less than favourable in the run-up to the...

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Euro 2012: England Fans Fly Flag High Despite Ukraine Worries

(2) Comments | Posted 7 June 2012 | (12:39)

The last time England played in a tournament in Europe, some 100,000 supporters travelled to the World Cup in Germany to watch Sven Goran Eriksson's 'golden generation' take on the world. But only a minority had tickets. Members of englandfans, the official supporters' club, were allocated a total of 14,000...

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