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Author Archives: Kristian Downer

Positive Opening to the Season Bodes Well For Chelsea’s Title Hopes

Posted on by Kristian Downer

Now that we’re in the international break, Chelsea sits atop the Barclay’s Premier League as the only team to record victories in all three of their opening games. The combination of these wins, being current holders of the UEFA Champions … Continue reading

Is The Relationship Between Footballers and Twitter Coming to An End?

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The John Terry trial provides further evidence of the way that social media has penetrated every form of news coverage and the integral role it can play in the distribution of information. Reporters such as Dan Levene, or as he … Continue reading

The Road To Munich: Paying The Price to Follow Chelsea to the UEFA Champions League Final

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FamousCFC.com is a fan blog for Chelsea fans and we are on our way to Munich. Here is how we are preparing for our trip of the season. The Miracle of The Nou Camp When Chelsea achieved what has been … Continue reading

Why The Flawed Transfer Window Needs Reform

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Today is transfer deadline day which means despite having had over two months to procure new players, clubs will today be scurrying about frantically delving into the transfer market. Clubs will be hoping to complete deals that will give them … Continue reading

Promoted sides start the New Season Brightly

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Last season Brighton, Peterborough and Southampton were promoted to the Championship from League One and all three have carried over their good form into the Championship. All three have strengthened over the summer and after five games all three teams … Continue reading

Four Game Review: How Has Your Team Started The Season?

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So we are now four games into the season and true to Championship traditions the early form shows an unexpected set of teams making the running and some of those fancied by the bookmakers making sluggish starts. At the top … Continue reading

Football League Games To Go Ahead Despite English Riots

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Following the riots in London I am delighted to write that the Football League has today confirmed that all matches in London will take place at their scheduled kick off times. The riots that started in London and have spread … Continue reading

Championship First Saturday Review – Featured Game Brighton v Doncaster

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The first day of the Championship is over and there were goals, dramatic comebacks and late winners in a day that averaged three goals per game with Nottingham Forest and Barnsley contesting the only goalless draw. Three players started the … Continue reading

Championship Relegation Betting Odds 2011/2012

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Whilst the focus at this time of the season is who will be promoted to the Premier League, no one wants to consider the possibility that their side will be relegated to League One. The Championship has shown over the … Continue reading

Championship Title/Promotion Betting Odds 2011/2012

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Follow Kristian on Twitter The Championship is one of the most difficult leagues to predict in English football, with 24 fairly even matched teams vying for promotion to the Premier League, who will prevail is anyones guess. The Championship betting … Continue reading

Review of Promoted Championship Sides – Brighton Hove Albion

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The 2011/2012 Championship season is less than a week away and in preparation for the new season it is time to look at how Brighton, Peterborough and Southampton will fare in their first season back in England’s second tier. All … Continue reading

Optimism and Excitement As NPower Championship Season Draws Closer

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After a seemingly endless summer, the start of the Championship season is now less than a week away and I for one cannot wait for the greatest league in England to begin. With the weather still warm, the frustrations and … Continue reading

Can Relegated Premier League Sides Bounce Back Pt 1 – Birmingham City

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By Conor Diggin This week I will be looking at how each of the new Championship teams will fare starting with those relegated from the Premiership. With the new season fast-approaching, Birmingham, Blackpool and West Ham fans are all hoping … Continue reading

Review of Shocking ‘Dispatches – How to Buy a Football Club’

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Share your opinion of this documentary on Facebook or Twitter Last night the Channel 4 showed a powerful documentary about wealthy businessmen and consortium buying football clubs in England. ‘Dispatches – How to buy a football club’ featured an undercover reporter claiming … Continue reading

Video -A Lesson In Penalty Taking

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After yesterday saw penalty taking dominate the headlines in international football, I stumbled across this audacious penalty from Theyab Awana of United Arab Emirates as his side romped to a 7-2 victory over Lebanon. I am sure that had Awana … Continue reading

Why It Is Time To End The ‘Undisclosed Fee’ Transfer

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Having summarised the completed deals in the Championship last week, during my review of how much was being spent I found myself struggling to work out how much each club has been spending on their new players this transfer window. This … Continue reading

Why Money Should Not Be Seen As Evil In Football

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Join us on FACEBOOK Last week this site featured a guest post by Connor Diggin who ignited the debate about the role of money in football, by suggesting that investment by teams such as Leicester was ruining the game. This … Continue reading

Football Economics: Families and Loyalty The Key To Championship Season Ticket Prices

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Last week ChampionshipTalk published research on the average cost of a season ticket in the NPower Championship. Further research shows that the headline figures hide the complex ticket pricing strategies employed by clubs can mean that determining how much the person … Continue reading