Author: Mark

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...

A Homage To A Catalonian Evening 0

A Homage To A Catalonian Evening

I will get to actual football in a minute. Please bear with me. In a week when former Tory minister David Mellor bleated on TV about dishonesty in public life, it came as less...

Ian Holloway Should Put Olly Out To Pasture 10

Ian Holloway Should Put Olly Out To Pasture

Pretty much everyone in football must have an admiration for what Ian Holloway has achieved at Blackpool, even if it is only a sneaking admiration. I’ve advocated awarding Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe two “manager-of-the-year” awards...

Wednesday Weakness 13

Wednesday Weakness

Now that Sheffield Wednesday’s takeover is imminent, it is instructive to look in detail at some aspects of the tale. There is no doubt that the vast majority of the cast have been playing...

Questions About Birmingham City’s Financing… 26

Questions About Birmingham City’s Financing…

When Bates “reoccupied” Leeds United in 2007, he employed all sorts of accounting “techniques” to effectively clear most of the club’s debts, such as a quick in-and-out of administration (I’m assured that’s not the...

Piers Morgan: Moron Of The People 7

Piers Morgan: Moron Of The People

Forgive the journalistic self-indulgence. But we lost one of our own this weekend; a colossus of our trade, a titan and an inspiration to us all. Piers Morgan has written his last weekly column...

4,000 Holes In Blackburn Takeover Bidders? 0

4,000 Holes In Blackburn Takeover Bidders?

It has been a confusing week for Blackburn Rovers-watchers. All that has been certain about the club in recent times is that it would be bought by Indians, and that Mirror and People journalist...

Is Hull City’s Hell Nearly Over? 1

Is Hull City’s Hell Nearly Over?

So, farewell then, Russell Bartlett? An unpopular figure, who presided over initial success but ultimate failure, leaving a trail of financial misjudgements in his wake, for which he tried to blame others, it is...

Tom Hicks And The Hunt For Facts 6

Tom Hicks And The Hunt For Facts

Haha!! I was right. When I wrote about Liverpool on Tuesday, or was it Wednesday (or 1973, it seems so long ago), I was right, completely and utterly right. I… hadn’t assessed the situation...

Liverpool’s Day Of Reckoning 2

Liverpool’s Day Of Reckoning

So, farewell then, Thomas O Hicks and George Gillett Junior (H&G) – pending appeal. And what have we learned this last week? Well, to misquote Kipling, “if you can keep your head, while all...