March 2007

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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 had amongst the qualifying groups, and some of the bigger teams appear likely to make very hard work of getting to…

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March 23, 2007
Ian

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 United boring us into submission on three counts at the end of the season. In the FA Cup, we can cheer…

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March 22, 2007
Ian

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 four matches without a win for England now, and they’ve managed just one goal in that period of time. They have…

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March 21, 2007
Ian

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 when they entertained them at White Hart Lane in a match that many people, beforehand, were calling the championship decider. Spurs…

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March 20, 2007
Ian

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 the Spurs-Chelsea FA Cup Quarter-Final replay at White Hart Lane tonight, so normal service will be resumed tomorrow evening, with a…

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March 19, 2007
Ian

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 to – even if you’ve seen it a million times before.

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March 16, 2007
Ian

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 for simple administrative errors, allowing so many loopholes in the running of the game that clubs can effectively own other clubs…

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March 15, 2007
Ian
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