Author: Ian

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...

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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...

Stoke City Supporters 1-0 Greater Manchester Police 2

Stoke City Supporters 1-0 Greater Manchester Police

One didn’t have to be an anti-capitalist demonstrator to be pretty appalled by the police’s behaviour at the recent demonstrations in London. However, considering the curtailments to civil liberties that have been introduced by...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Holiday Special 2!

It’s that time of the week again. Time for the second part of the Shit Shot Mungo Bumper Holiday Special, the constituent parts of which will be easily arrangeable into a super bumper comic...