Category: The Ball

Match Of The Week: Fulham 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur 8

Match Of The Week: Fulham 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

As quietly as a mouse, spring has sprung. The FA Cup quarter-final between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon is a 5.20 kick-off, but the sun is still glittering on the River Thames behind Craven Cottage as the teams kick off and the football season, which, throughout the winter months, starts to take on the feel of being endless, is starting to feel considerably more finite now.

Soccerex: All Mouth? 2

Soccerex: All Mouth?

Mark Murphy spent all week peering through the windows of the Soccerex European Forum in Manchester, and found that, even in these financially straitened times, there were plenty of people prepared to part with over £800 in the pursuit of making even more money from football.

When The Weather Attacks 4

When The Weather Attacks

There are few more poignant sights in football than the goalkeeper that has just conceded a goal, and most goalkeepers will experience this on average once a match, if not more. It’s a small wonder that more of them don’t go insane with the existential angst of it all.

The World Cup Starts Here – Just The Fourteen Weeks Early 4

The World Cup Starts Here – Just The Fourteen Weeks Early

So, there are just ninety-eight days left until the start of the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa. As a very small number of you may be aware, this site started out as a World Cup site almost four years ago and we plan to mark the coming of our second World Cup finals with a build-up to and coverage of the tournament that will make your eyes and ears bleed with their luxuriousness.

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.