Monthly Archive: July 2006

A Friendly Word 7

A Friendly Word

First up, we passed 10,000 visitors yesterday. So, thank you for stopping by (again). The new season starts next week in Scotland, and I daresay that there’ll be a full preview of that on...

Coke Is The Real Thing 3

Coke Is The Real Thing

So, Shaun Newton… busted. The biggest surprise of the whole story to me wasn’t that he’d been caught having taken the old Bolivian Marching Powder, rather that he was playing at West Ham when...

Trouble At Villa 6

Trouble At Villa

And the award for Most Chaotic Pre-Season Build-Up goes to… Aston Villa. In a tale of intrigue and double-dealing that would do Ian Fleming proud, Villa’s pre-season has gone up in a cloud of...

A True German Hero 8

A True German Hero

Germany’s relationship with England has been strained over the last hundred years or so, to say the least. There have, though, been a couple of people that have helped to bridge the gap between...

Flick To Kick 0

Flick To Kick

It’s video games nowadays. It’s all about large groups of geeks trying to find the Holy Grail of matching arcade-style excitement with “realism”. Now, I’m not a luddite. I have a PS2 and a...

Turin Brakes 1

Turin Brakes

So, the prosecution have spoken, and it’s bad news for at least three out of the four. Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina are all down. It’s a kick in the teeth for those that had...

Here Is The News! 1

Here Is The News!

Sod my favourite ten football shirts. That can wait. Remember what I said about there being no close season any more? Well, it’s true. This has been a terrific week for the bizarre and...

Getting Shirty 1

Getting Shirty

Should I ever get to be a multi-billionaire, living a life of luxury in a mansion in the Home Counties (and considering the form of the first thirty-three years of my life, this is...