Latest

The Beauty & Glory Of Missing An Open Goal

By on Sep 19, 2011 in Latest, Opinion | 2 comments

He shoots, he scores! Or, if you happened to be Fernando Torres yesterday afternoon, you didn’t. There are several reasons why a Premier League match which had, as they say, a little bit of everything will most likely remembered for one moment of aberration, some connected to the eye-watering amount of money that Chelsea played for said player, others through...

Read More

Non-League Videos Of The Week: The FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round

By on Sep 18, 2011 in Latest, Video | 1 comment

This week’s Non-League Videos Of The Week see us return to the FA Cup, which reached the First Qualifying Round – the third round of matches in this year’s competition. This round sees the first appearance of the clubs of the Premier Divisions of the Isthmian, Southern and Northern Premier Leagues, so there are some familiar faces taking their...

Read More

Match Of The Week 2: Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Liverpool

By on Sep 18, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

When Kenny Dalglish railed against the refereeing decisions that he believes have cost his Liverpool side this season, he was tapping into a very modern phenomenon. The culture of criticising referees is not far short of being as old as the game itself, but in recent times it has started to take a slightly different feel, with endless television replays and the...

Read More

Peter Reid Pays The Price At Plymouth

By on Sep 18, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 3 comments

They lost again yesterday, of course, a two-nil reverse at Southend United which left them anchored to the bottom of the entire Football League and this morning, in an act entirely at odds with the slow, long, drawn out procedure of the take-over of Plymouth Argyle, Peter Reid paid the price for his failure as an alchemist with his job. He had been unable to muster...

Read More

Match Of The Week: Blackburn Rovers 4-3 Arsenal

By on Sep 17, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

For the second time this season, the heavens opened on a Saturday lunchtime for Arsenal in more senses than one today, and this time around they contrived to be more defensively profligate than on the previous occasion, last month against Liverpool. For all the hysteria in the immediate aftermath of that match, it was plausible to chalk down that loss as having had...

Read More

Yesterday In Plymouth… Nearly There?

By on Sep 17, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 0 comments

Yesterday in Plymouth, ‘Cornish-based property developer’ Kevin Heaney appeared to finally disappear from contention as the part-saviour of the Argyle Football Club, as he should have done months ago in Plymouth. And, it would seem, ‘Devon-based entrepreneur’ James Brent appeared to finally re-appear as the preferred bidder for the club, as...

Read More

The Economics Of Football And Crowd Unrest

By on Sep 16, 2011 in Latest, Politics | 2 comments

A curious article appeared on the online version of the Wall Street Journal earlier today on the subject of the economic woes that European football is facing. It was, largely, a thoroughly reasonable article, talking of the gap between rich and poor in terms of the tensions that this may come to create within the infrastructure of the pan-European game (even...

Read More

An Old Firm Apology

By on Sep 16, 2011 in Latest, Scottish Football | 0 comments

According to the calendar, it is time to bash the first Old Firm match of this season. After all, ample material currently exists to do so just on their recent performances in Europe¬†alone. Rangers failed to keep their European campaign alive past August whereas Celtic’s grand contribution was successfully challenging UEFA on the validity of an FC Sion squad...

Read More