Category: The Ball

Match Of The Midweek 1: Bury 1-0 Rochdale 0

Match Of The Midweek 1: Bury 1-0 Rochdale

Manchester City and Manchester United may live like kings, dining out on the excess of Premier League football, but this evening our attention turns to two of Manchester’s satellite clubs, both of whom may in the past have been considered also-rans of the local scene but both of whom, this season, are having rather good seasons – Bury and Rochdale.

Workington Find That The Long Journey Was Worth It 2

Workington Find That The Long Journey Was Worth It

It was one of the longest journeys that any club in this country had to make over the weekend, but there can be little doubting that supporters of Blue Square North club Workington AFC will be in no doubt whatsoever that it was worth it.

The John Terry Moral Conundrum 5

The John Terry Moral Conundrum

The tabloid circus seems likely to continue to run for a few more days at least. Meanwhile, the rest of us look on at it all and shake our heads. Sometimes, it simply feels that if football wants our respect and our patronage, it has a funny way of showing it.

Match Of The Week: Bury Town 5-0 Leighton Town 0

Match Of The Week: Bury Town 5-0 Leighton Town

Bury Town have rather been in the shadow of their local rivals AFC Sudbury in recent years, but they are having a good go at the Southern League Midland Division this season and, with top of the table Hitchin Town frozen off, they had a chance to go top of the table against mid-table Leighton Town yesterday.

Another Black Week For Portsmouth 8

Another Black Week For Portsmouth

Their website was closed for non-payment, there have been threats of resignation from Peter Storrie & Avram Grant and more protests are planned. Is there any way out of the current mess for Portsmouth that won’t result in absolute, final meltdown for the club.

The Glazer Protests: Where Do They Go From Here? 12

The Glazer Protests: Where Do They Go From Here?

The Manchester United supporters that wore gold and green scarves for the League Cup semi-final on Wednesday night were protesting, but it may be too late for them to have influence whatsover over what happens to the club that they support.

Peter Ridsdale: Chairman Turned Repeat Offender 25

Peter Ridsdale: Chairman Turned Repeat Offender

Cardiff City are due in court in a couple of weeks fighting off a winding up order, and the man in charge is a rather familiar one to supporters of Leeds United and Barnsley. Mark Murphy reports on Peter Ridsdale’s repeated misdemenaours and finds a predictable and depressing set of themes.

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E26 1

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E26

Mungo McCrackas seriously injured both of Heart of Clackmannannshire’s two goalkeepers, “Dangerous” Ducky Norton and Rab “Flappins” McGinty, in last week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”, so this week he has to play in goal for The Clackas in their match, whereupon he discovers previously untapped talents.

The Saints City Trust Fire The Perfect Broadside 11

The Saints City Trust Fire The Perfect Broadside

We live in challenging times, and these extend to every corner of the game and every aspect of how clubs run themselves. The St Albans City Supporters Trust, however, has sent the perfect response to a rather odd open letter that appeared on the club’s official website this week.

Crystal Palace: The Ron Noades Connection 13

Crystal Palace: The Ron Noades Connection

This evening, Crystal Palace supporters are learning the hard way that, in the overall scheme of things, the media doesn’t really give a damn about them. However, Ron Noades is waiting in the wings to save the day. Probably.

Chester City: The Death Rattle – Part 10 4

Chester City: The Death Rattle – Part 10

Chester again. The club has been offered to the supporters but they don’t have long to carry out due diligence, considering that the club is due at the high court for a winding up hearing on Wednesday. So, is this more brinkmanship, or is the white flag finally being raised by the club’s owners?

Match Of The Week 2: Stoke City 3-1 Arsenal 2

Match Of The Week 2: Stoke City 3-1 Arsenal

Chelsea and Manchester City are the only two clubs left in this year’s FA Cup with anything like a realistic chance of winning it after Arsenal lost at Stoke this afternoon. Was last week’s press gushing about them a little premature?

Match Of The Week: Lewes 2-0 Weston-Super-Mare 1

Match Of The Week: Lewes 2-0 Weston-Super-Mare

Lewes supporters could be forgiven for feeling as if they have stepped off a rollercoaster this week, and a new, positive air was in evidence at The Dripping Pan for their match against fellow Blue Square South strugglers Weston-Super-Mare.

The Stirling Albion Supporters Trust Get It Wrong 15

The Stirling Albion Supporters Trust Get It Wrong

Since the start of the age of the commercialisation within football, supporters have been pretty tolerant of much of the “progress” that has been made. Stirling Albion’s supporters trust, though, wants to test this tolerance to the limit.

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E25 2

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E25

This week’s “Shit Shot Mungo” should also be known as “Mungo Noir, the avant garde masterpiece, directed by Fritz Lang”, according to Ted Carter, but there is definitely a fight between The Goalinator and Mungo McCrackas as well as a seventeen tonne weight in this week’s episode.