Monthly Archive: October 2006

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...