August 2006

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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 going to get myself thoroughly drunk before I repeat the whole sordid exercise on Saturday (it’s getting too close to pay…

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August 15, 2006
Ian

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, to be honest) with Liverpool dumping Chelsea on their arses in the European Cup semi-final. By the time the final match…

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August 14, 2006
Ian

Tales Of The Unexpected

Kidderminster Harriers 1-3 St Albans City Well, what a weekend. A quick look at the weekend’s results to follow, but first… I’ve noticed an enormous increase in the amount of people stopping by here over the last 48 hours. Hello, all of you. Just out of interest, I’d be terribly grateful if you could let…

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August 13, 2006
Ian

Doin’ It For Charidee

It’s the “Community Shield” this weekend. Yet another contender for the award for Most Pointless Match Of The Season. One always assumes that it is, and always has been, the pre-season curtain-raiser between the FA Cup winners and the League champions, but this has only been the case since 1974. Prior to that, it was…

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August 10, 2006
Ian

The Circus Comes To Town

This football season is starting with a dribble rather than a bang, with the Scots starting early, the Intertoto Cup and the Football League having already started. So… here’s my Premiership prediction. Partly based on FACT, and partly on wild and only partially rational dislike – and, as ever, likely to be proved utterly, utterly…

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August 9, 2006
Ian

Conference Party

Firstly, a quick word about the European Cup tonight. I am hoping amongst hope that we’ll have none of the dreary cod-patriotism that usually mars ITV’s coverage of it. Why, exactly, do they assume that everyone watching it wants English clubs to do well? If Manchester United and Liverpool’s victories in it in recent years…

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August 8, 2006
Ian

Business As Usual

There was something reassuring about opening the papers in the pub yesterday afternoon to see three divisions’ worth of Football League results tucked away in the sports pages. Normal service has been resumed. This week, Premiership predictions, Nationwide Conference predictions, my favourite football kits ever and, ermmm, something else that I haven’t decided upon yet,…

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August 7, 2006
Ian
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