Monthly Archive: October 2006

Any Old Iron 5

Any Old Iron

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...

Knights Of The Wrong Table 1

Knights Of The Wrong Table

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...

The Weekend Ends Here 2

The Weekend Ends Here

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...

David vs David’s Older Brother 0

David vs David’s Older Brother

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...

Fortune’s Always Hiding 2

Fortune’s Always Hiding

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...

Theatre Of Dreams 0

Theatre Of Dreams

I was idly thinking about the arrival of Dennis Wise at Leeds United this morning. I’ve covered Leeds’ woes on here before and, I have to confess, chuckled quietly to myself at every stuffing...

Come On You Rovers! 0

Come On You Rovers!

Melchester Rovers. Is there any more evocative name in the history of English football? Well, yes. To be exact about it, there are dozens – but I’d bet a pound to a penny that...

The Consumer Society 0

The Consumer Society

Loathe as I am to wish to be seen to flogging the proverbial dead horse, events at Hillsborough on Saturday, where a crowd of 300 people demonstrated against the sacking of manager Paul Sturrock,...

Split Ends 2

Split Ends

Quite asides the myriad of other objections that I hold towards it, one of the more dispiriting things about midweek European football is the way that it buggers up the weekends after it. In...

Nil Satis Nisi Optimum 0

Nil Satis Nisi Optimum

This is a clearing up exercise, really – all the things that I have been pondering over the last few days. I haven’t spent this week only thinking about old football computer games, I...

Stadium Arcadium 1

Stadium Arcadium

I kind of lost contact with computers between about 1988 and 1994. At university, I lost hours (and, indeed, many pounds in cold, hard cash) to Tecmo World Cup 90 in the Students Union,...

Video Killed The Radio Star 0

Video Killed The Radio Star

Once upon a time, as I alluded to on here before, it was all about the board games. “Subbuteo” was the undefeated champion, with “Striker” a poor second place, but ever had it been...

Cup Fever 0

Cup Fever

It was, relatively speaking, an interesting weekend. Things at the top and bottom of all of the divisions are starting to settle now, and this pleases me. What is there to read about and...

The Sound Of Music 21

The Sound Of Music

It’s been a filthy week, hasn’t it? Well, I mean for most of us. It hasn’t if you’re Croatian, Northern Irish, or some other nationalities, but if you’re English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Spanish or...

Wretched & Gutless 2

Wretched & Gutless

I don’t know how long these “honeymoon periods” are supposed to last, but I think it’s safe to say that Steve McClaren’s is over. The last four days have seen two utterly spineless England...

Down And Out? 3

Down And Out?

More sad news from the lower reaches of the football ladder, where yesterday’s Non-League Paper reported on the crisis facing Conference South club Farnborough Town. Farnborough scratch a living on the outer edge of...