Category: The Ball

Is The End Nigh For Croydon Athletic? 1

Is The End Nigh For Croydon Athletic?

It was a story that started almost a year and a half ago in a blaze of publicity which involved a major newspaper, allegations of corruption in another sport, a non-league football club and...

Match Of The Week: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City 1

Match Of The Week: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

What price genius? It has been suggested more than once this season that Mario Balotelli may be more trouble than he is worth. The firework-igniting, errant child-correcting, trampoline-buying Manchester City forward carries a very...

“Foy” Not “Hoy”

“Foy” Not “Hoy”

Yesterday hadn’t, if we are completely honest, been Chris Foy’s greatest afternoon as a Premier League referee. His performance during the match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur left a little to be desired...

The Despicable Kelvin McKenzie 3

The Despicable Kelvin McKenzie

The road to redemption from Hillsborough has been a lengthy and painful for many, many people. Hundreds of people lost family members or friends on that day in April 1989, and the feeling that...

Port Vale: Blue Skies Or Grey Clouds Ahead? 7

Port Vale: Blue Skies Or Grey Clouds Ahead?

Clucking bell. Again. Remember that “£8m” investment deal between Port Vale and American synthetic pitch manufacturers Blue Sky International (BS).  You do? Well, apparently that puts you one-up on Hank Julicher – who just...