Author: Ian

The Acquittal Of The Tottenham Two 15

The Acquittal Of The Tottenham Two

Two Spurs supporters have been acquitted of abusive and offensive chanting aimed at Sol Campbell, but this doesn’t mean that the club’s supporters shouldn’t reappraise their poisonous attitude towards him.

No Agreement Between The BSP & ESPN 15

No Agreement Between The BSP & ESPN

It’s almost October and the Blue Square Premier still has no television coverage after the collapse of talks with ESPN. Can they pull something out of the fire, or should they start to think more laterally?

Emmanuel’s Mixed Day At The Office 4

Emmanuel’s Mixed Day At The Office

Arsenal’s trip to Manchester City on Saturday was always likely to be a potential tinderbox. City are the arrivistes, the newly-minted money and Arsenal are the team whose Champions League place they are most...

A World Cup Finals Without Argentina? 10

A World Cup Finals Without Argentina?

Now is not a particularly good time to be an Argentinian football supporter. Not only have their most loathed opposition – Brazil and England – already qualified for the finals of the 2010 World...

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Shit Shot Mungo – S02E07

Time, then, for your weekly dose of Mungo. This week sees Sir Roddy Bulbs slow descent towards insanity gather pace with the purchase of a panda. You can get a bigger version of this...

Michael Shields Released 2

Michael Shields Released

The decision to release Michael Shields, made by Justice Secretary Jack Straw this morning brings to a close one chapter of a particularly unpleasant incident in the recent history of English football. It has...

England’s Greatest Hope? 0

England’s Greatest Hope?

England beat the Netherlands 2-1 on Sunday evening to move into the final of the 2009 European Women’s Football Championships in Finland, where they will play Germany on Sunday night. Perhaps predictably (and exactly...

In Praise Of… The Adidas Tango 5

In Praise Of… The Adidas Tango

At the World Cup finals in South Africa next year, Adidas will celebrate forty years as the official supplier of match balls to the tournament. The company has become so intrinsically associated with the...

High Hopes for AFC Liverpool 5

High Hopes for AFC Liverpool

In this interview (originally published on A Liverpool Thing) with their new chairman Chris Stirrup, Paul Grech asks a few questions about AFC Liverpool’s progress after a couple of seasons, including the $64,000 question...

Farsley Celtic Fold – Well, Nearly. 3

Farsley Celtic Fold – Well, Nearly.

Well, it was yet another miraculous escape for a non-league club which, by any degree of rational thinking, didn’t fully deserve to pull through. Farsley Celtic had been a tale of too much too...

FIFA, Chelsea & Gael Kakuta 7

FIFA, Chelsea & Gael Kakuta

That the football community in Britain has responded with such surprise the two transfer window ban that FIFA have slapped upon Chelsea is, in itself, quite telling. It has long been the suspicion of...