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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 smoke that reeks of intrigue, double-dealing and wheeler-dealing...

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 these two nations, and none have stuck in the mind for quite as long...

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 copy of “Pro-Evolution 5”. I intend,...

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 argued – including Silvio Berlusconi – for “clemency”,...

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 the extraordinary, and it deserves some sort of reporting. We kick off (or,...