Monthly Archive: January 2007

Come On You… Reds? 1

Come On You… Reds?

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,...

State Of The Nations 7

State Of The Nations

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...

Grandstand: An Obituary 1

Grandstand: An Obituary

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...

Another Saturday And Sweet FA 0

Another Saturday And Sweet FA

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...

The Chairman Of The Board 0

The Chairman Of The Board

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”...

History Repeating Itself 2

History Repeating Itself

An update from the Surrey/London border tonight. It would appear that I called the AFC Wimbledon ineligible player saga incorrectly. Rather than the problem being the loan player (see the previous post on the...

The Mad Old Lady 0

The Mad Old Lady

As some of you may recall, I spent much of the summer alternately chuckling and raging over Juventus’ demotion to Serie B and their subsequent lack of grace in throwing around various threats about...

Derby Days 1

Derby Days

A few weeks ago, I congratulated the Nationwide Conference for scheduling a round of local derby matches for Boxing Day. Never mind that I couldn’t go: it provided a big boost to crowds at...

Moving The Goalposts 5

Moving The Goalposts

So… goalposts. They’re an absolutely integral part of the game, but you don’t really hear that much about them, do you? Before every World Cup, there’ll be a debate about the balls that they’re...

Gamblers Anonymous 0

Gamblers Anonymous

How typical it is that, on the weekend that the FA schedule the big four to be playing against each other, that the most interesting story of the weekend should come at The Madejski...

Sense & Ineligibility 1

Sense & Ineligibility

I have no great intention of turning this into an AFC Wimbledon blog, but something has come to my attention which warrants a follow-up to my match report from the other night. As you...

Newsround! (Part Two) 7

Newsround! (Part Two)

Now, I’m not after your sympathy much here, but Thursday nights are a pretty difficult night for me to write on here. It’s a bit too far removed from the Tuesday night matches, but...

Worthing 1-1 AFC Wimbledon 3

Worthing 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

Imagine, if you will, that you’ve been watching the same team for years and years. Suddenly, and out of the blue, your team is taken over by a “business consortium”, which decides that the...

Killing The Golden Goose 3

Killing The Golden Goose

It’s not often that something that happens on the terraces ever gets discussed on “Match Of The Day” these days, unless it’s a fat Geordie without his replica shirt on. These days, fans are...

The American Dream 0

The American Dream

Let’s get one thing absolutely clear before we even start – the transfer of David Beckham from Real Madrid to LA Galaxy at the end of this season is approximately 10% about football, and...

Reality Bites 2

Reality Bites

I’ll attempt to put something up on here about the peculiar events of the last couple of evenings later tonight, but I felt that I should focus this evening on yet another of football’s...