Author: Ian

Managers Notes – Saturday 3rd October 2009 2

Managers Notes – Saturday 3rd October 2009

League One club Perfidious Albion haven’t had a very good start to the season, having lost each of their opening ten matches by three goals to nil. Their new manager is Terry Muggins, and these are the programme notes for his first match in charge of the club.

Is The Portsmouth Crisis Deepening? 5

Is The Portsmouth Crisis Deepening?

With Peter Storrie openly admitting that the money has run out, the players either getting paid late or not getting paid at all and Sulaiman Al Fahim now having apparently been admitted to hospital, the situation at Fratton Park seems to be unravelling with each passing day.

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Shit Shot Mungo S02E10

It’s a little bit later than usual, but here’s this week’s episode of Shit Shot Mungo. This week’s episode sees Heart of Clackmannanshire lose 101-0, while chairman Sir Roddy Bulbs finds out that the bottom may be falling out of the magnet market. Tense times.

Micky Adams – Old School Manager 2

Micky Adams – Old School Manager

Port Vale manager Micky Adams put his entire first team squad on the transfer list after they lost at Notts County, which rather begs the questions of whether there is any evidence that such strong-arm managerial tactics work and, well, whether there even exists such as thing as literal “transfer list”.

For The Sixteenth Time This Season… Chester City 3

For The Sixteenth Time This Season… Chester City

Blue Square Premier club Chester City are having a testing week, having parted ways with their manager, a fight in the dressing room at half-time during their match on Tuesday night and now the production of a bizarre financial spreadsheet which raises more questions that it answers.

In Praise Of… Floodlit Football 11

In Praise Of… Floodlit Football

As the nights start to draw in, the floodlights will start to be switched on more frequently and, much as we love our three o’clock kick-offs, there is something about playing under the lights which heightens the senses. It wasn’t ever thus, though, and the most entrenched opposition to their use in England came from the Football Association.

Match Of The Midweek: Fiorentina 2-0 Liverpool 0

Match Of The Midweek: Fiorentina 2-0 Liverpool

Liverpool’s progress in the Champions League hit an unexpected stumbling block in Florence this evening, where Fiorentina carved them apart and walked away with a comfortable three points. Was this just a bad night at the office, or might they be saying hello to the Europa League later on this season?

Hyde United Approach The Gallows 5

Hyde United Approach The Gallows

Blue Square North side Hyde United have been wound up in court this week, and the closure of a smaller club is no great surprise. What now, then, for the descendants of the club that once lost 26-0 in the FA Cup?

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Shit Shot Mungo S02E09

Celebrity Ghost Agent Eric Hall is the new Clackas’ manager and his first team selection is a controversial one in this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”. Lobster lobster, indeed. Can he reverse their fortunes? Probably not.

End Of An Era – The Phasing Out Of Ceefax 8

End Of An Era – The Phasing Out Of Ceefax

The BBC’s news and sport service has been invaluable to football supporters over the years, but it’s thirty-fifth birthday will be one of its last. On its last significant anniversary, it’s time to say goodbye and thanks to Ceefax.