The Ball

latest posts
Saturday Night On Channel Five For The Football League

Saturday Night On Channel Five For The Football League

It had been strongly suggested since the end of last year, but yesterday the confirmation came, once and for all. After six years, it’s time to say farewell to The Football League Show. The Football League has signed a new television deal that will take its highlights package back to commercial television, and from the start…

more 0
May 6, 2015
Ian
The Decline & Fall Of Leyton Orient

The Decline & Fall Of Leyton Orient

As things turned out, it wouldn’t have mattered that much anyway. With just over an hour played in yesterday’s final round of matches in League One, though, it looked as if there was a chance that Leyton Orient might just have been capable of performing some sort of great escape. Two goals up away to…

more 5
May 4, 2015
Ian
Rape, Disrespect & Fury: The Oyston Family & Blackpool FC

Rape, Disrespect & Fury: The Oyston Family & Blackpool FC

It was a story that had been bubbling under the radar of the football world for some considerable time, but by the end of the final round of fixtures yesterday afternoon there could be no doubt that most people were at the very least aware of the anger felt by the supporters of Blackpool FC…

more 17
May 3, 2015
Ian
The Last Of The Old Order: Part 8 – March 1992

The Last Of The Old Order: Part 8 – March 1992

Well, we’re getting towards the business end of the 1991/92 Football League Division One season now, and Leeds United and Manchester United are starting to pull away at the top of the table at the end of the last season before the introduction of the Premier League. There’s also some European football and some League…

more 0
May 2, 2015
Ian
The 200% Podcast 11 – Good Boy/Girl Medals

The 200% Podcast 11 – Good Boy/Girl Medals

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. As we’re getting towards the end of the football season, we figured that tonight was as good a time as any to hand out some end of season awards. So it is that this weekend’s 200% podcast is all about handing out good boy or good girl medals to those…

more 0
May 1, 2015
Ian
Is It Time For A New Football Club For Newcastle?

Is It Time For A New Football Club For Newcastle?

They’re not quite at extreme ends of the joy versus despair end of the spectrum, but the experiences of the supporters of FC United of Manchester and Newcastle United over the last few weeks do contrast quite clearly with each other. On the one hand, FC United supporters have spent the last couple of weeks…

more 4
May 1, 2015
Ian
Tranmere Rovers & Cheltenham Town Stare Into The Abyss

Tranmere Rovers & Cheltenham Town Stare Into The Abyss

The lights went out over Prenton Park and Whaddon Road last weekend. After ninety-four and sixteen years respectively, Tranmere Rovers and Cheltenham Town fell through the trapdoor at the bottom of the Football League on Saturday, and both will start next season, quite possibly still a little chastened from the whole experience, in the Football…

more 4
April 30, 2015
Ian
1 2 3 578
Also available on…
Speek Yo Branes
Socialise With Us