Author: Ian

Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 West Ham United 3

Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 West Ham United

We emerge from the bowels of London’s expansive underground system at Seven Sisters tube station into pouring rain. Where the hell did this come from? It wasn’t doing it in Brighton, where it was...

Tired & Emotional 4

Tired & Emotional

Savour this evening, and tomorrow. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that you should savour the rest of this season’s FA Cup competition, because Big Money won’t allow an oversight like...

Too Much, Too Young? 0

Too Much, Too Young?

Some of you will have already seen the piece that I wrote for “Pitch Invasion” on the boom & bust football culture in Essex over the last fifteen years or so. The dangers of...

The Texas Link Repository 0

The Texas Link Repository

It’s Friday night and I’m feeling lazy, so here’s a quick look at the rest of the internet this week. – After what I can only describe as “too long”, the venerable magazine When...

Fade To Grays 1

Fade To Grays

How far would you go for your principles? It’s a question that many people spend a lot of time pondering over without ever having to see it through, but after a meeting at Soho...

Sol Campbell’s Bulging Packet 4

Sol Campbell’s Bulging Packet

I do go, on the whole, fairly easy on footballers. Whilst managers, chairmen, owners and even fans themselves drive me to distraction on occasion, the players themselves, no matter how bad their behaviour may...

Crowded Out 4

Crowded Out

Here’s something to ponder when you’re considering Richard Scudamore’s claim that it is vital that the Premier League plays matches abroad because they only have 335,000 consumers at home: last night, on a bitterly...

Milan vs Arsenal 13

Milan vs Arsenal

Well, good evening, everyone. Here’s something strange. I switched on the television at 7.30, and (lo and behold) ITV1 is showing Manchester United vs Lyon – a match which is surely a nailed-on home...