Category: The Ball

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E31 1

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E31

Thursday night, of course, is Mungo night, and this week’s “Shit Shit Mungo” sees art (to the extent that this can be calld “art”) mirror life, as news of Mungo’s affair with a woman from 1967 (which he managed when he passed through a vortex in time and space – oh, do keep up) breaks in the present day.

Match Of The Week: England 3-1 Egypt 3

Match Of The Week: England 3-1 Egypt

Roll up, roll up. It’s the biggest circus in town. This year, without a single ball having been kicked, hasn’t been a terribly successfully one for England so far and, as a result, Egypt could be forgiven for thinking that they are the home team at Wembley tonight.

Keith Alexander: 1956-2010 2

Keith Alexander: 1956-2010

At the time of writing, England are about to kick off against Egypt in their first friendly match of 2010. This is football as a peculiar mix of Hollywood and pantomime, a story that...

Farsley Celtic Are Back On The Brink 6

Farsley Celtic Are Back On The Brink

Hidden away in the back pages of a couple of web sites, another football club is dying. It’s a club that has been to the brink before and, unlike, other, bigger clubs that have faced financial problems this season, they haven’t exactly hogged the headlines over the last couple years or so.

Portsmouth’s Five O’Clock Shadow Must Be Removed 13

Portsmouth’s Five O’Clock Shadow Must Be Removed

It is, as if you hadn’t already noticed, open season on Portsmouth. There had been precious little sympathy for the supporters in the club in the media, but when it was confirmed that the club were back in court over a challenge by HMRC over the legitmacy of them placing themselves into adminstration, the gloves came off.

Bournemouth & Cardiff’s Risky Strategies 4

Bournemouth & Cardiff’s Risky Strategies

Two clubs that haven’t yet resolved their differences with the taxman are AFC Bournemouth and Cardiff City. Mark Murphy has been taking a look at both clubs, and finds a bit of a high risk strategy taking place at each.

Richard Scudamore Is Let Off The Hook 7

Richard Scudamore Is Let Off The Hook

Presidents of the United States have their annual “state of the union” addresses. The Queen has her annual Christmas TV broadcast. And the equally important Richard Scudmaore, Premier League-land’s head of state, has his annual exercise in nauseating sycophancy from Daily Telegraph football correspondent, Henry Winter.

Wayne Bridge, Tabloid Fluff & The World Cup 7

Wayne Bridge, Tabloid Fluff & The World Cup

Wayne Bridge probably won’t be going to the World Cup finals, then, but John Terry’s “friends” leaking derogatory comments to the press about him say more about Terry than they do about Bridge – namely, that he is a wretch.

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E30 0

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E30

This week’s Shit Shot Mungo sees Mungo McCrackas resolutely fail to change the course of history when, having slipped through a portal in time and space, he ends up playing in the 1967 England vs Scotland home international match.

Barry Hearn On Administration 10

Barry Hearn On Administration

Michel Platini, with all of the elegance that one might expect from a man with such a playing career, describes it as “financial doping”. It is, in short, the accumulation of debt to purchase...

Beyond the Debt – A Supporters’ Rally 0

Beyond the Debt – A Supporters’ Rally

It’s not often that we advertise on here, but on Saturday, before their Unibond League Premier match against North Ferriby United, FC United of Manchester will be holding a rally in the cause of supporter-owned clubs.