Author: Ian

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...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 13

It’s time for your weekly dose of Mungo. This week, with the Scottish giants perilously close to being relegated, the club’s eccentric, magnet magnate chairman takes radical action which may not prove to be...

In Praise Of… Play-Offs 2

In Praise Of… Play-Offs

It’s almost that time of year again. The non-league end of season play-offs started last night with wins for Hampton & Richmond Borough and Eastleigh in the Blue Square South, and tonight the clubs...

Match Of The Week: FC Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea 7

Match Of The Week: FC Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

So, it’s a Champions League semi-final and this isn’t merely Barcelona versus Chelsea. It’s “Mas que un club” versus Chelsea, Catalunya versus Chelsea and Europe versus the Premier League. Has it come to this?...