Posts made in October, 2006

Any Old Iron

By on Oct 31, 2006 in Latest | 5 comments

On Sunday, Teddy Sheringham, aged 40 years and 210 days, scored the goals that might just keep Alan Pardew in his job. There’s no question in my mind that any decision to release Pardew on the basis of West Ham’s recent form would have been foolish in the extreme (and West Ham are by no means out of the mire yet), but the fact that Sheringham is still...

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Knights Of The Wrong Table

By on Oct 30, 2006 in Latest | 1 comment

Sportsfreak examines the extraordinary performances of the NZ Knights; arguably the world’s worst professional football club. There was much excitement a week ago when the NZ Knights team scored not once, but twice in their “A”-League match against Adelaide FC. This trebled their goal tally for the season in the ninth match as they broke a 607 minute goal drought....

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The Weekend Ends Here

By on Oct 29, 2006 in Latest | 2 comments

I’m more or less 90% convinced that St Albans City are cursed in the FA Cup. As I said on Friday, we were wipe for a hearty booting up in the air at Yeading yesterday, but no-one would have expected the way that they managed to cock it up. Just six minutes had been played when the Saints’ goalkeeper, Paul Bastock, thumped a Yeading player and got himself...

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David vs David’s Older Brother

By on Oct 27, 2006 in Latest | 0 comments

The FA Cup reaches the fourth qualifying round stage tomorrow. I should probably not get excited about this. These days, we’re told that the league is the be-all-and-end-all. The cup matches provide “relief from the grind of the league programme”. The FA Cup is a mere trinket, at best to be regarded as a potential money-spinner for the game’s...

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Fortune’s Always Hiding

By on Oct 26, 2006 in Latest | 2 comments

Roy Of The Rovers’ cohorts will have to wait, I’m afraid. Far more interesting stuff is emanating from the Boleyn Ground, where West Ham’s season has gone from rumours of something like a fairy-tale future to complete, unmitigated disaster in the space of less than two months. And that’s without even taking into account the panic signing of...

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