Author: Ian

In Praise Of… Burnley Football Club 5

In Praise Of… Burnley Football Club

This evening’s Championship play-off semi-final between Reading and Burnley was a battle between old and new. In the blue corner were Reading, snatched from the jaws of obscurity by John Madjeski, who dropped them...

Short Stories From The Sharp End 4

Short Stories From The Sharp End

A loss of the ability to see past the end of their noses is one of the more repugnant character traits of the modern football supporter. While the media were treating Chelsea’s absurd claims...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 14

Well, it’s near the end of the Scottish football season, and Heart of Clackmannanshire’s new caretaker manager, Mungo McCrackas, has started to realise that his team’s biggest problem is goalscoring. So, it’s off to...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 14

Well, it’s near the end of the Scottish football season, and Heart of Clackmannanshire’s new caretaker manager, Mungo McCrackas, has started to realise that his team’s biggest problem is goalscoring. So, it’s off to...

A Few Words About Chelsea Last Night 9

A Few Words About Chelsea Last Night

UEFA, according to conspiracy theorists, have “got the final they wanted”. Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona last night, and the opening line of this post is already being widely...

Ebbsfleet On The Brink? 4

Ebbsfleet On The Brink?

The ongoing saga of Ebbsfleet United and My Football Club has long been a favourite chosen subject of this site. Their first round of renewals came around earlier this year, and the results were...

The Championship – The Final Day 0

The Championship – The Final Day

They’ve been stumbling, lurching and tripping on their shoelaces, but Birmingham City are a Premier League club again. As it turned out, it was a surprisingly untense day. Kevin Fahey’s early goal at The...