Posts made in January, 2007

Come On You… Reds?

By on Jan 31, 2007 in Latest | 1 comment

There are, in all likelihood, three years until the next General Election in this country, but that doesn’t mean that the electioneering hasn’t started already. There was a time in this country, of course, when we football supporters were pariahs, deemed worthy of David Evans lamentable and deplorable membership scheme, and blamed for Hillsborough and...

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State Of The Nations

By on Jan 30, 2007 in Latest | 7 comments

Apropos nothing, I got involved in a debate today over the involvement of a British football team in the 2012 Olympic Games. It has dawned upon me over the course of the afternoon that this is a subject that I haven’t tackled on here before, so (stifle your yawns, boys and girls) here we go. Unlike football and rugby, the Olympic games sees the United Kingdom...

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Grandstand: An Obituary

By on Jan 29, 2007 in Latest | 1 comment

So, farewell then, “Grandstand”. The BBC’s flagship sports programme closed for business after nearly forty-nine years on Saturday, so today we’re going to take a moment to say goodbye to it once and for all. The BBC had initially announced that the programme was to be scaled down and phased out by 2009, so the news of its sudden termination...

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Another Saturday And Sweet FA

By on Jan 27, 2007 in Latest | 0 comments

Well, the FA Cup Fourth Round kicks off in half an hour or so, with Luton Town playing Blackburn Rovers at Kenilworth Road. It’s probably too much to ask for Luton to repeat the entertainment that they gave us last year, when they raced into a two goal lead against Liverpool in the Third Round. It was one of the great games of any tournament over the last ten...

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The Chairman Of The Board

By on Jan 26, 2007 in Latest | 0 comments

So after 17 years, Lennart Johansson has been ousted, and Michel Platini is the new President of UEFA. There are those that are concerned about this, primarily because he was endorsed by Sepp “Weak” Blatter. Now Blatter has many faults, but he has backed the winning horse here, in my humble opinion. Platini wants to bring back a little bit of equality to...

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