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New Game - The Sack Race
 

For the start of the 2009/10 season we will be launching our new game coving the Premier League and the Championship.

This will be another season long game.  Another fantastic predictor game from www.footballwinners.co.uk

The Sack Race TM

We will give points for predicting Managers that will get the sack throughout the season.  The earlier they are sacked the more points.

Watch this space for more details about                 The Sack Race TM

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Rangers in Administration
 

How can one of the top two teams in Scotland end up in Administration?  Why are football clubs so badly run?  There is so much greed in football this is why clubs like Rangers and Portsmouth end up in Administration.

I am a Bristol City supporter and I would hate to see my club in administration or go bust and disappear but why is it the football clubs are immune from normal business practices?  We are in a recession that has seen some well known, well loved brands disappear from our high streets, so why are football clubs allowed to continue.  It is about time the government stopped stepping in and allowed clubs to go bust and disappear.  That has to be the only way to get the message out to the rest of the operators of the football clubs that this is a business and must be run like one.  Need to learn to balance the books and stop paying ludicruios wages to average players.

I don't want to see anyone's club go bust but at the same time this nonsense must stop.



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