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Shit Shot Mungo: Holiday Special Part 4!

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a little light relief and this week’s Shit Shot Mungo Holiday Special. This week, we’re going behind the scenes with the Heart of Clackmannannshire’s defender Ted Grundies and...

The Confederations Cup: Spain 0-2 USA 2

The Confederations Cup: Spain 0-2 USA

Yes, yes, yes. Spain had an off night. It has been a long season and their players may have been tired. And so on. Let’s drop the excuses, here. Spain, the European champions and,...

ESPN Gets The Premier League – Confusion Reigns 1

ESPN Gets The Premier League – Confusion Reigns

After a weekend of bidding, and to absolutely no-one’s surprise, the television packages for Premier League football which had been by Setanta have been purchased by the American-owned sports company ESPN. The Premier League...

The True Price Of Buying Newcastle United 12

The True Price Of Buying Newcastle United

With Setanta now collapsing, this close season is getting more and more difficult for Premier League clubs. Some of these problems, however, have been due to own ill-thought out decisions, meaning that the cost...

The Confederations Cup: Brazil 3-0 Italy 0

The Confederations Cup: Brazil 3-0 Italy

It’s worth remembering on evenings such as this that, much as some people used to make a degree of noise about South Americans not travelling well, no European side has ever won the World...

Arrivederci Setanta? 0

Arrivederci Setanta?

Confirmation that the Premier League has pulled the plug on Setanta comes as no great surprise. The company has failed to pay its monthly instalment payment to the league and a rescue package said...

The Confederations Cup: Egypt 1-0 Italy 1

The Confederations Cup: Egypt 1-0 Italy

On a night like tonight, one has to wonder whether there is something wrong at the heart of the psyche of the Italian national football team. They stand alone amongst the Great Football Nations...

Michael Owen – This Space Available To Rent 3

Michael Owen – This Space Available To Rent

At the 1983 British General Election, Labour were almost wiped from the electoral map by a Conservative Party high on the fumes of their peculiar war with Argentina in the South Atlantic. Afterwards, their...

The Confederations Cup: Italy 3-1 USA 0

The Confederations Cup: Italy 3-1 USA

It starts off as a low whining sound. You turn the sound down on the television wondering whether the washing machine is playing up or whether the cat is ill, but the sound goes...

Tony Kempster 21

Tony Kempster

We had been warned that his illness was terminal, but this didn’t make his passing much less of a shock. The death of football statistician Tony Kempster, reported this morning, brings to a close...