As we are thrown deeper into a third decade of Sky TV dominance, the gulf between our senses of what football is now and what it once was is widening.
For some time now, the headlines about footballers’ wages have seemed oddly familiar; and, with the publication of a new report, the analogy has finally become clear.
When Darlington went into administration in 2009 – the second of three times the club has now done so – they owed HMRC tax arrears of more than four hundred thousand pounds.
As part of the deal that led to them coming out of administration, unsecured creditors, including the tax man, received 0.0009 [...]
Show strength in the face of adversity. That was the message relayed by defender Johnny Ertl to his Sheffield United team-mates as they approach the final furlong in the race to avoid relegation. Micky Adams’ side travel to Portsmouth tomorrow knowing they’re six points adrift of 21st placed Crystal Palace. The threat of relegation is [...]
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