Category: The Ball

East Stirlingshire Lose Their Sugar Daddy 0

East Stirlingshire Lose Their Sugar Daddy

The resignation last week of East Stirlingshire’s Vice-Chairman Spencer Fearn marks the end of another chapter for a club who have been through the mill over the past decade, and leaves their immediate prospects a little uncertain. Contract offers to players have been put on hold while the club works out a new budget, and manager Jim McInally has offered to take a pay cut in order to stay on.

Are Wednesday & Palace Cracking Up? 9

Are Wednesday & Palace Cracking Up?

A brave, or foolhardy, contributor to the Sheffield Wednesday fans’ website “Owlstalk” last week asked the straightforward question “Who did what?” about club chairman Lee Strafford’s recent departure. The last time I dared look...

The Manchester United War Of Words 4

The Manchester United War Of Words

Never has a football club’s “official wine partner” seemed so important. And while you’re pondering the concept of a football club having a wine partner at all (what next, “prawn sandwich partner”?), I shall...

Watford Football Club: Safe, For 364 Days 4

Watford Football Club: Safe, For 364 Days

While much focus has been on the foot of the Premier League, with the continuing financial travails of relegated Hull and Portsmouth and damn-near relegated West Ham, the foot of the Championship has seen...

World Cup Preview: Group F 4

World Cup Preview: Group F

The 2010 World Cup kicks off in just three weeks time, so by this point the majority of football fans everywhere are only using products made by official tournament sponsors and eating impala for breakfast. Our intrepid Wikipedia monkey Dotmund has once again put his vuvuzela aside for just long enough to take a look at another of this summer’s groups. Today we find out about the reigning champions, a South American dark horse, a team from a very long way away and a European team who have only ever been in the World Cup before in disguise.

Shit Shot Mungo: Substitute! S02E01 0

Shit Shot Mungo: Substitute! S02E01

The normal season has now more or less finished and Mungo McCrackas is taking an ill-deserved break from football before coming back to our screens with our World Cup special series, “Mungo In Africa”,...

Scottish Football: A Season Review 3

Scottish Football: A Season Review

With the Cup Final and the play-offs finishing at the weekend – and no Scottish involvement in any other football that may be taking place in the next few weeks – that’s another season over. It’s been a year that’s seen more nationl team failure, the depatures of George Burley and Gordon Smith, and even more soul-searching than usual about the future of the domestic game. So what’s been happening and where does it all go from here?

The Tuesday Morning Links Emporium 0

The Tuesday Morning Links Emporium

Sorry we’re a day late with your weekly links, but everything has been a little up in the air and, of course, the weekend’s activities involving Lord Triesman required comment that couldn’t really be...