Author: Ian

A Culture Of Contempt, Abuse & Outrage 3

A Culture Of Contempt, Abuse & Outrage

One of the more dispiriting cycles in which an element of English football support finds itself trapped reared its ugly head again last night. The unfailing of a flag with the word “Istanbul” spray-painted...

The Beauty & Glory Of Missing An Open Goal 2

The Beauty & Glory Of Missing An Open Goal

He shoots, he scores! Or, if you happened to be Fernando Torres yesterday afternoon, you didn’t. There are several reasons why a Premier League match which had, as they say, a little bit of...

Peter Reid Pays The Price At Plymouth 4

Peter Reid Pays The Price At Plymouth

They lost again yesterday, of course, a two-nil reverse at Southend United which left them anchored to the bottom of the entire Football League and this morning, in an act entirely at odds with...

The Economics Of Football And Crowd Unrest 2

The Economics Of Football And Crowd Unrest

A curious article appeared on the online version of the Wall Street Journal earlier today on the subject of the economic woes that European football is facing. It was, largely, a thoroughly reasonable article,...