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Fan’s View 18/19 – no.31 – Southend at home

December 27, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

SOUTHEND AT THE KASSAM On the face of it we should be thanking the man who wrote the software that produces the fixture list? What more can we wish for than a home game on Boxing Day when traditionally there is a much larger gate than the norm. That’s money to be popped into the  more ]

Fan’s View 18/19 – no.30 – Doncaster away

December 23, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

DONCASTER ROVERS AWAY Checkatrade I’ve done this subject to death and find it all a bit wearing. I’ve recently been asking myself whether I should embrace it all as I’m never going to change the world. It’s good to re-evaluate our stance on various matters from time to time. So did I attend the game  more ]

Fan’s View 18/19 – no.29 – Blackpool at home

December 16, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

BLACKPOOL AT HOME The opposition Blackpool FC is still owned by an Oyston. From afar it is all very confusing and seemingly a bit incestuous. The current “owner” I believe is still Owen. One of his four daughters, Natalie Christopher, is chairwoman. She replaced Karl as chair back in February. Karl is Owen’s son and  more ]

Fan’s View 18/19 – no.28 – Peterborough away

December 9, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

PETERBOROUGH AWAY Weekly news and conjecture With regard to the monies owed to HMRC, the Oxford Mail reported on Mon Dec 3 that “it is understood the payment – believed to be a six-figure sum – was paid earlier today” and that the next step would be for an application to withdraw the case. On  more ]

Fan’s View 18/19 – no.27 – FA Cup Round Two

December 3, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

… Not that the FA Cup has the magic of yesteryear anyway whatever some commentators and pundits would have us believe as they try to talk up the product their employers have purchased. These are very different times to when Ricky George scored that late winner against Newcastle United. That Newcastle side was 100% a genuine first team …

VAR From Ideal

December 2, 2018

Will Green debuts on Rage Online with his thoughts on the introduction of VAR at the highest levels of the game

Fan’s View 18/19 – no.26 – Rochdale at home

November 28, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

ROCHDALE AT HOME North stand five minutes before kick-off Pre-match worrying We could lose to Rochdale and end up back in the bottom four. We could then follow that up four days later by getting knocked out of the FA Cup by a side even lower than us. That would be rather disastrous and if  more ]

Fan’s View 18/19 – no.25 – Bradford away

November 25, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

BRADFORD AWAY The state of Bradford City FC Last season Bradford’s average attendance, 19,787 was the highest in L1. This impressive figure is largely incredibly cheap season tickets and of course a ground that can accommodate such numbers and still have room to spare. The capacity is just over 25,000. This season the price of  more ]

Fan’s View 18/19 – no.24 – F.A. Cup Round One replay

November 21, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

FA Cup First Round Replay It’s one o’clock on match day. In a couple of hours I’ll be heading to Nailsworth. The BBC weather forecast informs that the temperature will feel like -1 degree. It’s not a place where a visitor is spoilt for choice of pubs, although to be fair the same can be  more ]

Fan’s View -no.23 – Gillingham at home

November 18, 2018 - Added by Paul Beasley

GILLINGHAM AT HOME Military Day. Photo Simon Jaggs My pre-match thinking but is it pessimistic or realistic? This season to date has been a very dark and depressing one. Whilst I can only genuinely speak for myself it isn’t that difficult to pick up the mood of fellow supporters in and around the Kassam and  more ]