Author: Ian

Sky Pulls The Plug On Rivals 6

Sky Pulls The Plug On Rivals

Regular users of the network of independent websites, Rivals.net, were in for something of a surprise when they logged in last week only to find a blank page with only the cursory message, “‘Rivals.net...

Ken Bates On The Back Foot For Once 2

Ken Bates On The Back Foot For Once

In some ways, you almost have to hand it to Ken Bates. He is so obstinate in his behaviour, so apparently appalled by the concept of acting in a way that is half-way reasonable,...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Holiday Special Part 5!

“Substitute” magazine’s newest writer Fleetwood MacAlbatross meets German footballer Norbert Mauser in this week’s piece of the Shit Shot Mungo Holiday Special. Scribbled in crayon by the inimitable Dotmund, a bigger version of this...

Tied Up In Notts 38

Tied Up In Notts

“The Oldest Football League Club In The World” is the proud boast of Notts County, and this fact is one of those that gets lodged in the head of every schoolboy like a piece...

Southampton Back On The Brink 11

Southampton Back On The Brink

The new Football League season starts in a little over five weeks, but a huge question mark still hangs over the small matter of whether all the teams included in the fixture list will...

Celtic On The Brink – No, Not That One 11

Celtic On The Brink – No, Not That One

The icy touch of the Grim Reaper threatens to blow across non-league football yet again this summer with the news that Farsley Celtic of the Blue Square North face a winding up order at...

The Confederations Cup: Brazil 3-2 USA 0

The Confederations Cup: Brazil 3-2 USA

The Brazilian coach Dunga’s name translates as “Dopey” in Portuguese, but this soubriquet could have applied to his entire team this evening as the South American champions rode their luck against an American team...

Livi On The Edge? 6

Livi On The Edge?

As the fallout from the Setanta collapse threatens to throw Scottish Football into turmoil, Rob Freeman takes a look at one of Scotland’s franchise clubs, Livingston, who are close to collapse without this having...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Holiday Special Part 4!

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a little light relief and this week’s Shit Shot Mungo Holiday Special. This week, we’re going behind the scenes with the Heart of Clackmannannshire’s defender Ted Grundies and...

The Confederations Cup: Spain 0-2 USA 2

The Confederations Cup: Spain 0-2 USA

Yes, yes, yes. Spain had an off night. It has been a long season and their players may have been tired. And so on. Let’s drop the excuses, here. Spain, the European champions and,...