Monthly Archive: August 2006

The Shock Of The New 3

The Shock Of The New

I knew this would happen. I bloody knew it. Less than twenty-four hours after I commented that nothing interesting was going to happen as a result of the closing of the transfer window, and...

Newsround! 1

Newsround!

No midweek matches this week, so I thought I’d take the time to catch up on the last few days’ worth of news. Do try to stay awake at the back. First up, Juventus:...

Swimming With The Minnows 0

Swimming With The Minnows

Now, I know that to all of you lot, with your Tottenham Hotspurs and your Birmingham Citys and what have you will probably sneer at this, but I am rather looking forward to Oxford...

That Was The Weekend That Was 1

That Was The Weekend That Was

A mixed weekend, altogether, I guess. Manchester United have scored ten in four matches, but one would hope that they will have stiffer challenges to come than those that they’ve faced so far, whilst...

That Was The Week That Was 0

That Was The Week That Was

It has been an eventful week. League Cup, Premiership and European football has come and gone, and I’m somewhat mystified at the 2006/2007 football season so far. First up, The Premiership. Manchester United lead...

A Little Bit Too Keane? 1

A Little Bit Too Keane?

Well, I don’t know about you lot, but I haven’t really stopped chortling yet. Middlesbrough 2-1 Chelsea. There are many issues that I could try to discuss at this point. Are Chelsea just too...

The Italian Job 1

The Italian Job

European Cup, League Cup, Premiership, blah blah blah… There’s only one story that really deserves your attention this evening, and it’s not Niall Quinn’s remarkably candid confession that maybe now was not the right...

The Ex Files 4

The Ex Files

Well done Accrington Stanley, for dumping Nottingham Forest out of the League Cup last night. A little bit of digging and delving has established that the first round of this year’s competition is one-legged,...

Midweek Sports Special 4

Midweek Sports Special

You’ll excuse me if I don’t get over-excited, but the Football League Cup (aka the Carling Cup, the Worthington Cup, the Coca-Cola Cup, and so on and so on) gets under way tonight, with...

The Revolution Will Be Televised 3

The Revolution Will Be Televised

Well, that was about as predictable as could have been expected, wasn’t it? Chelsea, the pan-European footballer hoovers, brushed Manchester City aside with the sort of consideration that most people would give to an...

The "Real" Season? 0

The "Real" Season?

I’ve spoken to numerous people over the last few days that have made comments to the effect that “the football season starts today”. So, what have I been yabbering on about on here for...

Music To Watch Goals By 8

Music To Watch Goals By

Right, well, you asked for it. When I say that, of course, I mean one of you asked for it. This was going to be about Cup Final songs but, to be completely frank,...

An Anaemic Reaction 1

An Anaemic Reaction

So, we had our first glimpse of the future of the England football team, and it’s… not much different to before, to be honest. Don’t get me wrong, a 4-0 in an international match...

Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts 5

Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts

Last night, I made some rather uncharitable comments about tonight’s international friendly between England and Greece. I have been considering what I said this afternoon, especially after a couple of my co-workers admitted to...

Fifty Of The Best 0

Fifty Of The Best

Well, it finished 0-0. One player per side sent off, and 1,900 there to see it (for those of you that wonder about this sort of thing, that was quite a decent crowd). I’m...

Singing The Blues 2

Singing The Blues

It was a couple of years ago, wasn’t it, that Chelsea and Liverpool played each other five times, wasn’t it? The press, of course, loved it: it provided a stream of headlines, culminating (hilariously,...