Posts made in April, 2007

Great Balls Of Fire

By on Apr 25, 2007 in Latest | 1 comment

This Saturday, the flags at several English football clubs will be flying at half-mast to mourn the passing of Alan Ball, at the age of just 61. Ball, the youngest member of the English 1966 World Cup winning team died from a heart attack last night, becoming the second member of that team to join the England squad in the sky (one of these days I’ll come up...

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Really, It’s Nothing To Be Scared Of…

By on Apr 24, 2007 in English League Football, Non-League | 1 comment

As I noted on here the other day, it’s likely that the battle to stay in the Football League will go right to the wire again this season. Of course, we’ve been here before. As fat back as 1987, a Torquay United player was bitten by a police dog, and a goal deep into the resulting injury time sent Lincoln City down instead. In 1997, Brighton & Hove...

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Going Up? Staying Down?

By on Apr 23, 2007 in English League Football | 1 comment

If you disregard the top of the Premiership, which has been almost completely predictable for the whole of the season, this has been a brilliant season, with issues at the top and bottom of more or less every league you can think of which most likely won’t be resolved until the very last minute of the last day of the season. At the top of the Premiership,...

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Down In The Dumps

By on Apr 21, 2007 in English League Football | 4 comments

Just a couple of weeks to go of the domestic season now, and it’s all very exciting in all five divisions. I’m going to skip over the Premiership for now (because, let’s face it, you’re hardly starved for Premiership news, are you?), and have a quick look at what’s going on at the bottom of the three divisions of the Football League and...

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10 Random Commentators

By on Apr 19, 2007 in Latest | 7 comments

It’s Thursday night. That barren night of the week, when the world gets on with other things (UEFA Cup and MSL asides), so here’s a random list for you all to get your teeth into. Football commentators fulfil a peculiar role in our lives. Whilst it’s impossible to describe any one particular man as “The Voice Of Football” (there are too...

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