Monthly Archive: March 2007

Web Round-Up 4

Web Round-Up

I’m somewhat glad that we’re through with the European Championships for a while. It’s too much football and not enough football at the same time. If you missed all of it this week, you’ll...

Bloody Hell. 6

Bloody Hell.

For those of you looking at this tomorrow morning, I didn’t sneak back and add my prediction for the England match after the final whistle. A 3-0 win away to Andorra. The result alone...

Wednesday Night Fever 2

Wednesday Night Fever

I’ve cajoled someone into watching Andorra vs England with me tonight, so this will have to be fairly quick. Several things have come up which don’t warrant whole pieces devoted to them and, of...

Second Strings 4

Second Strings

If there’s one thing to be said about modern managers, it’s that they come out with a more or less constant stream of crap. It keeps most of us humble bloggers in business, you...

Single European Currency 0

Single European Currency

Way back when, in the days of midweek highlights only on the television for international football matches, there was a strong sense of order to proceedings. An hour-long edition of “Sportsnight” would feature England’s...

Common Sense Prevails 6

Common Sense Prevails

Considering the amount of bad press that the Football Association receives (not least from me), it is with some considerable surprise that I can report that the outcome of AFC Wimbledon’s appeal against their...

No Surprises There, Then 0

No Surprises There, Then

I didn’t see it, myself. I managed to find a nice little table in a pub in the town centre that wasn’t showing it, and it was like the whole thing never even happened...

Euro If You Want To 0

Euro If You Want To

Just because we’re metaphorically turning our backs on England until they get their house in order doesn’t mean that we should ignore the qualifiers for Euro 2008, because there’s plenty of interest to be...

Death Of The Season 0

Death Of The Season

I’d be feeling depressed about it all it I was only interested in the big competitions. We’re not even into April yet, and already we’re looking at the distinct possibility of Chelsea and Manchester...

Why I Hope England Will Lose On Saturday 5

Why I Hope England Will Lose On Saturday

If you believed half of what you read in the media, you’d think that Saturday’s European Championship Qualifier between England and Israel in Tel Aviv was the most important match in England’s history. It’s...

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Chelsea 0

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Chelsea

I think I’ve pin-pointed the exact moment at which Spurs ceased to be one of the biggest clubs in English football. In April 1985, Spurs were three points behind Everton in the First Division...

Weekend Break 1

Weekend Break

Sorry for the brief hiatus to proceedings on here over the weekend. Suffice to say that there was booze involved. Under normal circumstances, everything would return to normal this evening, but I’m off to...

Friday Night Football 3

Friday Night Football

I’ve had too much booze to be able to say anything very coherent tonight, so sit back and wallow in the opulence that is Brazil at the 1970 World Cup. You know you want...

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...