Yearly Archive: 2006

Living In America 1

Living In America

Unlike most people, I remain unconvinced that the World Club Cup is going to be a straight fight between Internacional and Barcelona. I’ll cover my reasons for thinking this in more detail later in...

Walk Like An Egyptian 0

Walk Like An Egyptian

There is a team taking part in this year’s World Club Championships that regularly plays home matches in front of crowds of over seventy thousand, and has an estimated fanbase that runs to tens...

A Change Of Korea 0

A Change Of Korea

Here’s a curio for you. One of the teams in this year’s World Club Championships has never even won its own domestic championship. That team is Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, the Asian representatives in this...

Down Under 0

Down Under

I’m more or less sofa bound this weekend, so you can expect to see quite a lot on here over the next couple of days. With an hour or so to go before the...

Just A Quickie Before I Go To Bed… 2

Just A Quickie Before I Go To Bed…

Going into their final qualifying match for the 1984 European Championships, Spain already knew that they had to beat Malta by 11 clear goals to get through. This is what happened.

End Of Week Round-Up 2

End Of Week Round-Up

I can’t help but think that I over-did the Chelsea yesterday. I didn’t quite dream about Ken Shellito last night, but it was a close thing. Still, good news everybody! To my considerable surprise,...

As Bad As It Got: Chelsea 1

As Bad As It Got: Chelsea

The esteemed football magazine “When Saturday Comes” (reserve your copy from all good newsagents today!) has, for a long time, run a series called “As Good As It Got”, in which contributors describe the...

Six Of The Best 5

Six Of The Best

Right. Before we get on with evening’s serious business, a few thanks to make, and they go to those of you that voted for me in the OleOle competition, because I have been nominated...

Seconds Out… Round Two 0

Seconds Out… Round Two

You might think that I’m a little early with this, but it’s time to take a look forward to the second round of the FA Cup. There is a practical reason for this. There’s...

It Takes Two To Tango 0

It Takes Two To Tango

Last weekend, everything was overshadowed by Manchester United and Chelsea. Two massive clubs, with tens of millions of pounds at their disposal, both expected to make the latter stages of the Champions League, and...

The Weekend Starts Here! 2

The Weekend Starts Here!

Well, obviously there was some football played this week. One of the great problems with the group stages of the Champions League is that the results are often meaningless, relatively. It’s all very well,...

Spam, Spam, Spammity Spam 4

Spam, Spam, Spammity Spam

I should point out that I am being badgered (yes, BADGERED!) to put this back up on here this afternoon. Today is the last day of voting in the Ole Ole World Club Championships...

To Complete Your Collections… 6

To Complete Your Collections…

As I pointed out last night, there have been several previous posts on here featuring football related music, and tonight it’s time to tie up a few loose ends and complete your collections –...

I Love To Glove 4

I Love To Glove

It has been another busy day. Duty requires me to remind you all again to vote for me, but this is largely an aside this evening. There are plenty of other things to get...

Gulls Night Out 5

Gulls Night Out

Well, what a peculiar twenty-four hours it has been. Thanks to some judicious spamming, this has been the busiest day on here for quite some time. So, first of all, many thanks to all...

Monday Night Football 1

Monday Night Football

Well, I had an exceptionally busy weekend, so many apologies for not having had the time to update this place since Friday. First up, a bit of shameless self-promotion. This blog has, for whatever...