Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Festive joy for Squarefootball chief, Wolves and Aberdeen

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City ensured there were points to be had this past weekend, but the Gunners and Citys slender wins, combined with Liverpool and Chelseas goalfest, meant maximum points were hard to get. Here is a rundown of who scored what on the weekend of December 22/23....


Tuesday, 01 November 2011

Outside the Box – Football on TV: A bad week for JT just gets worse and worse as the news hacks attack!

It’s been a bad old week for Chelsea and England captain John Terry hasn’t it? The on-going racism row between Terry and his accuser Anton Ferdinand has been front and back page news since the incident occurred a week ago and the story shows no signs of halting. Like most I have seen the footage...


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Manchester City: Tevez, Telephones and Tedium

Im not sure whats been worse over the last week or so, the phone hacking scandal or the Tevez transfer saga?Maybe if the News Of The World was still in existence it could report, with its tele-pathic powers, where Tevez will be moving to? If I were a Manchester City fan I would just like to see th...


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Has Berbatov made any progress?

Just over a year ago as the enigmatic Dimitar Berbatov was going through a lax spell, just as he is now, I wrote a piece entitled: ‘Berbatov: Is he on borrowed time?’ The article consequently underwent a bombardment from what were presumably Manchester United supporters, saying he needed more time ...


Friday, 21 May 2010

Get on side and sport your colours for Shelter this World Cup

In celebration of this years FIFA World Cup, housing and homelessness charity Shelter are teaming up with Nationwide Building Society, Official England Team sponsor, to launch their fantastic footy fundraiser, Strip4Shelter. Shelter is asking people across the country to replace their regular work ...


Friday, 08 January 2010

The Times strikes first to kill off NewsNow

As I've mentioned earlier, the increasingly aggressive actions by the national newspapers against news aggregator NewsNow could threaten a lot of independent websites. Squarefootball will have to consider its linking strategy after NewsNow has announced that The Times is now blocking its site ahe...


Monday, 14 December 2009

Can independent football websites survive after Newsnow caves in to the newspapers?

As I've mentioned previously NewsNow has been under legal pressure from the major British newspapers to stop using links to their articles to generate money. Basically Newsnow subsidises the free links that you see to football stories by selling certain niche aggregations of worthier subjects to co...


Tuesday, 03 November 2009

The legal threat to NewsNow and all football websites

I've been using NewsNow for football news since I moved onto the web in the late 1990s - so it is with some disquiet that I read an open letter from the NewsNow CEO asking all the major newspapers to stop threatening his organisation with legal action if NewsNow didn't stop offering links to the new...



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