Earning Your Stripes

It is the FA Cup First Round this weekend. Now, I simply don’t need to be whipped up into an almost obscene fervour about the world’s greatest cup competition, but I suspect that some of you might be, so I’m kicking off the preview early. This...

Albanian Devils

There are a few phrases in football that instantly make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. For inexplicable reasons, the first one that springs to mind is, “FA Cup fifth round replay”. Actually, that is explicable – it’s that...

The Trans-Europe Express

Sorry if you found the picture there a little bit unpleasant. For those of you that haven’t already guessed, I select the pictures for this blog by typing in the subject of what I’m writing about into Google Image Search and scrolling through it until I...

A Quick Appeal

I’m not sure what I did expect when I started this blog up, at the end of May. However, five months on, I feel as we’re settled into a comfortable little groove. First of all, thank you to all of you that continue to stop by and read. I don’t know...

Schadenfreude Sunday

I hereby declare today to be Schadenfreude Sunday. Enjoy it while it lasts, because days like this don’t come about very often. Chelsea, Arsenal and Rangers all losing on the same day? My cup runneth over. I watched the match at White Hart Lane this afternoon,...