Author: Ian

Chester’s Summer Crisis Continues 6

Chester’s Summer Crisis Continues

It’s one step forward and two steps back for the long-suffering supporters of Chester City. They might have hoped (or even expected) that relegation back into the Blue Square Premier and a spell in...

Manchester City & The Big Four 9

Manchester City & The Big Four

The cross-Manchester transfer of Carlos Tevez continues a summer of insane spending by the blue half of the city. It’s not necessarily over yet, either. They remain on the tail of John Terry and...

John Hartson 111

John Hartson

That retirement comes at such a young age is one of the curious contradictions of football. No sooner has a professional player reached his prime than he is sliding down the other side of...

Canada & The 1986 World Cup 15

Canada & The 1986 World Cup

You wouldn’t know it from the absolute lack of media coverage in the UK, but the CONCACAF Gold Cup – North & Central America’s equivalent of the European Championships – is currently being played...

Southampton Pulled From The Fire 8

Southampton Pulled From The Fire

At last, a bit of welcome news in this disastrous summer for English football. Southampton found a last minute buyer earlier this week, and they are making the right noises about how they intend...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Holiday Special 6

It’s time, then, for your weekly dose of Mungo. With The Clackers back in training for the new season (rumours have already reached us of eighty mile training runs and Pin The Tail On...

The Needle & The Damage Done 1

The Needle & The Damage Done

You’ve probably heard of “The War On Drugs”, the US government’s equivalent of pushing a pea up a hill with one’s nose which aims to eradicate illegal narcotics forever by cutting them off at...

Returning Home & New Homes 7

Returning Home & New Homes

In non-league football, things are moving and plans are afoot. It looked for some time as if we were heading for a rash of grounds being sold, demolished and converted into luxury apartments. Indeed,...

Sky Pulls The Plug On Rivals 6

Sky Pulls The Plug On Rivals

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