Author: Ian

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...

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Shit Shot Mungo S02E06

Some of you may have noticed that we have a new look going on here this evening. It is still a work in progress, but should be finished at some point over the next...

Croatian Conspiracy Theories 2

Croatian Conspiracy Theories

Well, it looks as if Lee Bowyer has upset the Croatian Football Association. Following Bowyer’s tackle on Luka Modric during the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City on Saturday, which resulted in a...