Monthly Archive: February 2007

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...