Category: The Ball

Newport County: Back Where They Belong 3

Newport County: Back Where They Belong

This season was supposed to be a tough in the Blue Square South, if you listened to the pre-season pundits. Chelmsford City had missed out in the play-offs and were anticipating another championship challenge,...

Durham City Finally Get Off The Mark 4

Durham City Finally Get Off The Mark

Uninformed viewers of Sky Sports News on Saturday evening might have expressed a degree of surprise at their decision over the weekly “Result Of The Day”, but it was hastily explained. Durham City’s 2-1...

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two) 2

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to mournful dirges. The selection of words has, in many countries, brought about national debate that has been all-encompassing. In the case of Spain, it was decided that it would probably be for the best just to not bother having any for the sake of national unity.

David Beckham, The Green & Gold

David Beckham, The Green & Gold

The Champions League match between Manchester United and Milan had been punctuated by what are now starting to become familiar images. The green and gold gold scarves and the “Love United Hate Glazer” flags...

Reorganising Scottish Football: The Annual Debate Begins Again 1

Reorganising Scottish Football: The Annual Debate Begins Again

It’s springtime, so discussion has started again about how to make the game in Scotland more exciting but, as Gavin Saxton reports, none of those that are being put forward are likely to do much about the two or three elephants that live in the room that is Scottish football.

Shit Shot Mungo – S02E32 0

Shit Shot Mungo – S02E32

This week’s episode of Shit Shot Mungo deals with the aftermath of what has come to be “Nutsgate”, wrestles the tricky situation of Heart of Clackmannanshirebeing so far adrift at the bottom of the SPL table that they can only be seen with binoculars and also features the welcome return of the chairman, Sir Roddy Bulbs.

Portsmouth & The Premier Leagues Air Of Dry Rot 0

Portsmouth & The Premier Leagues Air Of Dry Rot

A million miles removed from the opulent lives of the millionaire players and the neatly coiffured executives, the reality of Portsmouth’s financial desperation came home to roost. It didn’t, however, come home to roost for those that can afford it or those that are to blame for this whole sorry mess in which they find themselves.

Chester City: The Death, The Funeral & The Wake 13

Chester City: The Death, The Funeral & The Wake

Anyone turning up at The High Court on The Strand in London this morning hoping or expecting to see fireworks was disappointed. There was to be no last minute impassioned speech, in the manner of Gregory Peck in “To Kill A Mockingbird”.