Yearly Archive: 2007

A Pointless Exercise 1

A Pointless Exercise

Every once in a while, you stop and idly wonder what planet the people that are in charge of running our game are living on. Whether it’s slapping punative and disproportionate punishments on teams...

Tottenham Hotspur vs SC Braga 11

Tottenham Hotspur vs SC Braga

Good evening, boys and girls. For those of you without the joys of being able to watch it in your living rooms, it’s Spurs vs SC Braga in the last 16 of the UEFA...

A Quick Reminder… 1

A Quick Reminder…

…to any Liverpool fans still crowing about their “achievement” in reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League. This season’s team (or, indeed, even the one that won the damn thing in 2005) is not...

Gold Leaf 0

Gold Leaf

Once upon a time, the sort of fixture seen on the programme cover on the left was not uncommon. On their various forays into Europe, Wolves took on the likes of Porto, Barcelona, Rangers...

Acting Like A Deva 0

Acting Like A Deva

Troubling news reaches me from the depths of League Two, where Chester City, whose supporters have, in recent years, been amongst the most put-upon in English football, may yet have a new crisis to...

Three Out Of Four Aint Bad 1

Three Out Of Four Aint Bad

After a week of profound dullness in the Champions League during the week, it was a relief to get back to some proper cup football this weekend. There have been plenty of reasons to...

QPR vs Middlesbrough 2

QPR vs Middlesbrough

I’m preparing a lengthy diatribe on the subject of plastic pitches at the moment (now, something to look forward to), so, in lieu of having much to add on top of my earlier FA...

Pieces Of Eight 2

Pieces Of Eight

On the morning of the FA Cup fifth round, I realised that I had completely forgotten to put up any sort of preview, so I sorted one out about ten minutes about five minutes...

We Aren’t The Champions 3

We Aren’t The Champions

My thoughts on the Champions League have been fairly clearly expressed on here before, I would have said, but I have been slowly sucked into this year’s competition – possibly through osmosis. Partly it’s...

The Dukes Of Kent 1

The Dukes Of Kent

There are all sorts of squawkings coming from all over the place at tonight’s Champions League matches – from what I can gather, Manchester United are through, Arsenal (pffft) are out, and Real Madrid...

Fight Fight Fight Fight Fight! 6

Fight Fight Fight Fight Fight!

Just a quickie this morning. For those of you that didn’t see it last night, there was a magnificent fight at last night’s Champions League match at the Mestalla, between Valencia and Inter. I...

A Liitle Bit Of Faith Restored 1

A Liitle Bit Of Faith Restored

Well, I’ve got another busy week ahead (and, for those amongst you that stop by here frequently, I’m working the dreaded late shift this week, so posts will usually be up here either very...

Whitehawk 0-1 Truro City 1

Whitehawk 0-1 Truro City

A cold, blustery afternoon on the edge of the Downs, and a match that was forgettable on the pitch, and all too unforgettable for what took place on (what passed for) the terraces. With...

Today Is Saturday, Watch And Smile 1

Today Is Saturday, Watch And Smile

It’s probably wrong to be getting excited about going to see an FA Vase Quarter Final between two teams you’ve never heard of, isn’t it? In spite if this, I am looking forward to...