Posts made in September, 2006

An Incontinent Blatter

By on Sep 30, 2006 in Latest | 0 comments

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 favours reducing the number of players on the pitch,...

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The Under-Achievers

By on Sep 24, 2006 in Latest | 1 comment

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 expectations to begin with. Others haven’t had that...

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On The Hour, Every Hour

By on Sep 21, 2006 in Latest | 1 comment

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 the history of English football), and now it’s Kevin Blackwell’s turn...

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All Bunged Up

By on Sep 19, 2006 in Latest | 0 comments

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 with tonight’s “Panorama” investigation into bungs in...

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Dirty, Dirty Leeds

By on Sep 13, 2006 in Latest | 1 comment

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 as for Leeds… well,...

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