Author: Mark

Celtic & Rangers: Old Firm, Old Enmity, New Century

Celtic & Rangers: Old Firm, Old Enmity, New Century

Imagine different circumstances surrounding Manchester United’s defeat at Liverpool last Sunday. Leave aside Jamie Carragher’s nasty tackle on Nani, Nani’s ability to race to the referee before collapsing in an injured heap and the...

Odd Goings-On At Blackburn And Watford 5

Odd Goings-On At Blackburn And Watford

There was a rumour circulating recently that Watford Football Club were in takeover negotiations with someone who had neither changed his name nor had a troubled business and financial background. These were quickly dismissed...

Port Vale And Plymouth Argyle: Money Men Updates 14

Port Vale And Plymouth Argyle: Money Men Updates

For what seems like longer than the three months for which it has actually been happening, fans of Port Vale have been bombarded with promises of multi-million pound investment by ironically-labelled ‘secret millionaire’ Mo...

A Rant Or Three 1

A Rant Or Three

While I was ‘away’ at the Asian Cup, English football ‘personalities’ maintained their capacity to infuriate – through stinking hypocrisy as much as the usual pig ignorance. Brady Everybody on the planet bar a...

The 2011 Asian Cup: The Story So Far 3

The 2011 Asian Cup: The Story So Far

So they had us all fooled. Qatar may have displayed what Martin Walker in the Daily Mail pinpoint-accurately described as “pub-team awfulness” in losing their opening AFC Asian Cup game to Uzbekistan. But it...

2010: A Football Financial Review 4

2010: A Football Financial Review

You could frame it. If you wanted a short, pithy representation of all that has been wrong with football finance in 2010, you could do no better than quote a Plymouth Argyle fan known...

Time To Change The Guard At Port Vale? 24

Time To Change The Guard At Port Vale?

Sheffield Wednesday supporters will recognise the plot. Against a backdrop of declining fortunes for Port Vale’s team, including getting out of a division of the Football League at the wrong end, their directors said...

Cause For Concern At Blackburn? 12

Cause For Concern At Blackburn?

I was surely not alone in thinking “Ha-ha-ha” when hearing of “Big” Sam Allardyce’s Blackburn departure. But unless there has been a master plan in place since day one (and Maradona’s unexpected appearance in...