Author: Ian

Sol Campbell’s Bulging Packet 4

Sol Campbell’s Bulging Packet

I do go, on the whole, fairly easy on footballers. Whilst managers, chairmen, owners and even fans themselves drive me to distraction on occasion, the players themselves, no matter how bad their behaviour may...

Crowded Out 4

Crowded Out

Here’s something to ponder when you’re considering Richard Scudamore’s claim that it is vital that the Premier League plays matches abroad because they only have 335,000 consumers at home: last night, on a bitterly...

Milan vs Arsenal 13

Milan vs Arsenal

Well, good evening, everyone. Here’s something strange. I switched on the television at 7.30, and (lo and behold) ITV1 is showing Manchester United vs Lyon – a match which is surely a nailed-on home...

Fantasy vs Reality 2

Fantasy vs Reality

At least on the pitch, this season hasn’t been a bad one for the dreamers amongst us. Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup at home by lower division opposition, a team from...

Match Of The Seventies – 1973/74 0

Match Of The Seventies – 1973/74

We’re up to 1973/74 on “Match Of The Seventies”, and what a peculiar season it was. Tonight’s episode features Leeds United’s record-breaking unbeaten run, Liverpool tearing Newcastle United a new hole in the FA...

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Leyton Orient 1

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Leyton Orient

Such is the nature of this season’s League One table that this afternoon’s match between Brighton & Leyton Orient matters. Albion have had a most peculiar season. After a reasonable start, they fell away...

What The Premier League Thinks Of You 1

What The Premier League Thinks Of You

I’ve copied this over from “Pitch Invasion”, and will be putting up a reply to it on here later on. An open letter to Richard Scudamore, if you like. It is, I think, a...