September 2006

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An Incontinent Blatter

Everyone’s favourite interventionist autocrat has been up to his old tricks again. This time, good old Sepp Blatter has been whining that penalty shootouts are no way to finish a World Cup, and that we can look forward to changes in time for South Africa 2010. Blatter has gone on record as saying that he…

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September 30, 2006
Ian

The Under-Achievers

It’s six weeks since the new season started, and I have to say that the sunny optimism has worn off. A fourth defeat in a row (albeit a very unfortunate one) yesterday means that St Albans are now in freefall towards the Nationwide Conference relegation zone, but at least we had the advantage of low…

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September 24, 2006
Ian

On The Hour, Every Hour

I’m starting to think that I may be a curse on some of these managers. Earlier on in the season, I took a little time to have a look at how Niall Quinn was getting on at Sunderland (considering their upturn under Roy Keane, Quinn must now qualify as one of the worst managers in…

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September 21, 2006
Ian

All Bunged Up

Due to my shift patterns at work, I’ve not been able to update this week, when I had intended to. I had hoped to round up all of last weekend’s excitement and a quick look at the midweek fixtures this evening, but the fact of the matter is that it all really pales in comparison…

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September 19, 2006
Ian

Dirty, Dirty Leeds

Tonight at Elland Road, Leeds United play Sunderland in the Championship (for the sake of avoiding confusion, I will be reverting to these competitions current names, rather than using their old ones). It is, in it’s own peculiar way, a significant match. Have Sunderland really turned the corner under the tutelage of Roy Keane? And…

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September 13, 2006
Ian

A Little Bit Of Perspective?

An interesting weekend’s football, but everything was put into perspective by events further down the football ladder. More of that later. In the Premiership, Everton recorded their biggest win against Liverpool since 1964. It’s too early in the season to read any enormous significance into the result itself, but the question of what Andy Johnson…

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September 10, 2006
Ian

The Weekly Round-Up

First of all, if there’s anybody left that actually still bothers to read this, please accept my apologies for not having updated this since Tuesday. I could have made all manner of excuses about having been busy and so on, but I haven’t. What I have been this week is utterly disheartened with football. The…

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September 9, 2006
Ian
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