Author: Ian

Match Of The Week: FC Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea 7

Match Of The Week: FC Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

So, it’s a Champions League semi-final and this isn’t merely Barcelona versus Chelsea. It’s “Mas que un club” versus Chelsea, Catalunya versus Chelsea and Europe versus the Premier League. Has it come to this?...

Newcastle On The Precipice 5

Newcastle On The Precipice

When you don’t pay much attention to the Premier League, it becomes pretty easy for it to become a noise in the background. True enough, it’s a shrill, shrieking noise – the sound of...

Southampton & Their Points Deduction 2

Southampton & Their Points Deduction

Reading between the lines, the Football League’s verdict on Southampton’s attempt to put their holding company into administration without incurring a points deduction makes for pretty damning reading. The League’s conclusion stops not far...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 12

I received a curious email this morning with this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo” attached. “This is the best one ever”, it said cryptically, “so if anyone complains I’m going to make them pay”. Jolly...

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Tony Kempster

From the blog section of the Tony Kempster website: “Saw my consultant yesterday who told me that my liver tumour is growing and causing my liver to deteriorate quite quickly and that it is...

Oxford United & The Football Conference 5

Oxford United & The Football Conference

Supporters of Blue Square Premier club Oxford United could be forgiven for wondering whether there is a conspiracy theory against them. They were relegated from the Football League after years of systematic maladministration, and...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 11

This week’s Shit Shot Mungo features our “hero” facing off against his evil robot nemesis The Goalinator in a penalty shoot-out to play in their team for their next match against Edinburgh Fringe. You...

Six FA Cup Semi-Finals 3

Six FA Cup Semi-Finals

It seems almost difficult to believe in this day and age, but there was a time that FA Cup semi-finals mattered. Getting to Wembley was an end to itself. The big day out and...

Hillsborough – Twenty Years On 5

Hillsborough – Twenty Years On

Where were you on April 15th 1989? I was at Clarence Park in St Albans, for a Vauxhall-Opel League Premier Division match between St Albans City and Barking. It was a beautiful spring day,...