Monthly Archive: April 2007

Points Mean Prizes 3

Points Mean Prizes

Depending on your view of West Ham United, the FA’s decision to fine them £5.5m is either a rare case of them calling a disciplinary decision correctly or they fudged it to avoid making...

Marching Down Together 3

Marching Down Together

There is still a chance that they can stay up. If Leeds United can beat Derby County by eight goals next Sunday and Hull City lose their match, it will be the team from...

A Public Service Announcement 3

A Public Service Announcement

As you may have noticed, I have been writing about football here for almost twelve months. To allow myself a creative outlet for my passion for television, I’ve started a new blog to run...

Buying And Selling, Buying And Selling… 0

Buying And Selling, Buying And Selling…

One of the abiding talking points of this football season has been the cost of it all. Whether it’s Premiership clubs seeing more and more empty seats at their matches, the possibility of even...

Must Try Harder 1

Must Try Harder

Having reached the half-way point in the European Cup semi-finals (because, let’s face it, it is a cup rather than a league now, and anyone that tells you any differently is being frankly delusional),...

Great Balls Of Fire 1

Great Balls Of Fire

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...

Going Up? Staying Down? 1

Going Up? Staying Down?

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...

Down In The Dumps 4

Down In The Dumps

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,...

10 Random Commentators 7

10 Random Commentators

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...

Poles Apart 0

Poles Apart

There have been many people that have viewed the appointment of Michel Platini as the head of UEFA as a bad decision, and I can kind of see their point. The rich are getting...

Pride Of London? 4

Pride Of London?

With a swoosh of his cloak, and a church organ almost certainly playing in the background, David Dein left the Emirates Stadium for the last time today. At least, the last time for now....

Rockingham Rolling 0

Rockingham Rolling

Right. Imagine the scenario: you’re the chairman of a football club, and there are two games to go of the season. Your team is second in the League, with only one automatic promotion place...

If You Think That Things Are Bad Now… 2

If You Think That Things Are Bad Now…

I’ve pointed out on here before that Premiership managers seem to be getting more and more opinionated on matters that, frankly, don’t concern them. A few weeks ago, Rafael Benitez inspired my ire for...

Yawn 1

Yawn

You like to think that it’s just eleven men against eleven, that anything could happen and probably will, as the old tag-line used to have it. That’s not really how it works, though, is...

Five FA Cup Semi-Finals 0

Five FA Cup Semi-Finals

The MLS will have to wait. It’s FA Cup Weekend again! You don’t need me to tell you that at least one of this year’s semi-finals is more or less a done deal. The...