Back To The Football

I’d been meaning to get onto this subject all week but, as some of you may had noticed, I have been rather occupied by something else. I’m probably going to give it a rest for a few days (though I’m not counting out some sort of “slight return” in a few days or so – I’m firmly of the conviction that this story will prove to be a gift that keeps on giving). Perhaps I should have a “Question Of The Day For The Administrators Of My Football Club” at the bottom of each post or something. Now, there are European Championship qualifiers this weekend (and, yes, the conspiracy theories about Israel colluding with Russia to keep England out have already started, all of which overlooks the simple fact that even if Russia fail to win on Saturday, England are plenty capable of losing to Croatia in their final match), but I’d like, if I may, to refer you back to one of my favourite questions of the season so far: Are Derby County 2007/2008 the worst team in the history of top division football in England? At the time of writing, they still have just that single, solitary win against Newcastle United to their credit, and the debit column is continuing to rise. 6-0 against Liverpool, 5-0 against Arsenal, 4-0 against Spurs and now, worst of all, a...

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