Author: Ian

A Brand-Conscious North London Derby 0

A Brand-Conscious North London Derby

To be shocked at the crass commercialism in today’s money-soaked English Premiership is to be slightly naive. To develop a toothache upon hearing about how today’s top flight clubs sell their souls to fund...

Football’s Culture Of Perceived Slights 2

Football’s Culture Of Perceived Slights

It was a moderately diverting night in Valencia. Chelsea put in a solid performance and had come close to what would have been a solidly impressive win, only for Solomon Kalou’s momentary lapse of...

Pants And Publicity For Bath City 3

Pants And Publicity For Bath City

How often does an FA Youth Cup game get national coverage? I’m not talking ages old clips of a young Wayne Rooney or David Beckham or John Terry replayed in some ‘before they were famous’...

A Rocky Start For Kettering 2

A Rocky Start For Kettering

There is something awry in Northamptonshire. The start of the new season was supposed to be the start of a new era for Kettering Town. Having moved from Rockingham Road to Nene Park, the...