Monthly Archive: February 2007

Start Lobbying Now! 2

Start Lobbying Now!

Two posts in one evening! Aren’t you lucky? Actually, don’t answer that. Before I say anything else, I’ll just take a second to mention the little music doohickey on the right of the page...

Replay If We Want To 1

Replay If We Want To

I’d thought that I must have covered the issue of FA Cup replays before, but recent comments in the press by Premiership managers have forced my hand again. You know how it is: I...

Greetings, Hawkfrenz! 2

Greetings, Hawkfrenz!

Greetings Hawkfrenz, indeed. Many years ago, a very good friend of mine went to see the 70’s space rockers Hawkwind at The St Albans Arena. Afterwards (and quite possibly under the influence of some...

Welsh Rare Bits 1

Welsh Rare Bits

I knew that I should have taken an hour out last night to put something up on here, because I’ve now got enough material to last me for the whole of this week. So,...

The Daily Match (Part 6) 1

The Daily Match (Part 6)

I’ve had an exceptionally busy week, so there’ll be a full round-up on here tomorrow, along with a look back at Wimbledon’s Ryman League match against Billericay Town. No time for that this evening,...

Saturday Morning Fever 3

Saturday Morning Fever

Good morning! I have to work this morning, then it’s off to AFC Wimbledon vs Billericay Town this afternoon. First up, apologies to anyone that has ended up here looking for TV theme tunes...

The Daily Match (Part 5) 1

The Daily Match (Part 5)

Tonight, we have the 1971 Scottish Cup Final Replay between Celtic and Rangers. Note the sheer volume of the crowd – 120,000 had been present at the first match, and 103,000 were present for...

Championship Managers 1

Championship Managers

Now that all of the hullabaloo surrounding this week’s Champions League matches has died down (and aren’t the months of January, with just the league and FA Cup to distract us, bliss, might I...

The Daily Match (Part 4) 0

The Daily Match (Part 4)

It’s the opening day of the 1983/84 season, and “Match Of The Day” is kicking off with a Midlands derby from Villa Park between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion. For those of you...

The Crushinators 3

The Crushinators

How much has European football learnt over the last eighteen years or so? It is, I rather think, a fair question because, on the evidence presented before us last night during Manchester United’s extraordinary...

The Daily Match (Part 3) 0

The Daily Match (Part 3)

Well, it’s the FA Cup this morning, and from the year that I was born, no less. Orient cause something of a surprise by coming from behind at Brisbane Road against Chelsea. Commentary from...

Grounds For Action 8

Grounds For Action

Well, it certainly feels like it’s about time. By 2018, it will be over half a century since England last hosted a World Cup, and it’s pleasing to see that a concerted effort is...

The Daily Match (Part 2) 1

The Daily Match (Part 2)

I promised you a match every night, and I’ve managed to find twenty already that fit the bill. Tonight’s match comes from Division Two in 1976-77, in the middle of Chelsea’s “Building Site” phase....

An Open Letter To Craig Bellamy 3

An Open Letter To Craig Bellamy

Occasionally, I wonder what exactly goes on in the head of the modern footballer. Their experience of the game is unique – once upon a time, they were nothing more than employees of their...

A Little Late Night Action… 0

A Little Late Night Action…

I’ve been told that I don’t post on here enough, so I’ll be having a root around on Youtube and posting up some matches from the past. This is Middlesbrough vs Coventry City from...

Sweet Sixteen 0

Sweet Sixteen

When the draw for the FA Cup Sixth Round is made tomorrow, it will have a strangely dislocated feel to it, as Manchester United and Arsenal’s progress is, somewhat pleasingly, far from assured. The...