Monthly Archive: April 2007

Full Of Eastern Promise? 2

Full Of Eastern Promise?

Right, then. I promised you the Eastern Conference, and here it is in its full glory. Normal service will be resumed by Saturday morning, I promise. Consider this broadening your horizons. Toronto FC Who...

America The Beautiful? 2

America The Beautiful?

Last night, as you may have noticed, I offered a certain degree of criticism of the current state of European football. You may have read it and thought, “Well, that’s all very well, Chimpy,...

…On Why European Football Is Rubbish 4

…On Why European Football Is Rubbish

There is something that has been troubling me all season, and I think it’s time to go public with it. I’ve alluded to it on here several times, but I haven’t come out and...

The 100 Club 2

The 100 Club

My oh my. As you might be able to guess, I’ll have one or two things to say about Manchester United’s performance against Roma tonight, but that can wait until either later this evening...

I Can See Clearly Now 1

I Can See Clearly Now

Football can be so infuriating at times, can’t it? On Saturday, I noted that Arsenal’s imploding season has given Bolton Wanderers a unique opportunity to steal the last Champions League place. This afternoon, they...

Daggers Drawn 0

Daggers Drawn

At ten to five on Saturday afternoon, the final whistle blew at Victoria Road, Dagenham, and results elsewhere ensured that Dagenham & Redbridge will be taking their place amongst the 92 clubs of the...

A Bird Of Paradise? 1

A Bird Of Paradise?

It’s kind of reassuring to know that, however much you pay footballers and no matter how much celebrity status they end up acquiring, they are, ultimately, as human as the rest of us. So...

Easter Bunnies 0

Easter Bunnies

Easter is a strange weekend, isn’t it? Good Friday feels like a Sunday, Easter Saturday feels like a Saturday, Easter Sunday feels like a Sunday, but then Easter Monday feels like a Sunday too....

The Hooligan Element 0

The Hooligan Element

Ho hum. Do you ever get the feeling that you’re in a time machine? I’ve had that feeling all week, watching riot police renew old hostilities with that most charming of all the social...

Lancaster Gates 0

Lancaster Gates

In this morning’s Guardian Sport Blog, there was an excellent article by David Conn about the ongoing financial crisis at Conference North club, Scarborough. At the end of last season, they became the first...

You Can Go Your Own Way 1

You Can Go Your Own Way

A few years ago or so, this story would have been big, big news. Prior to the Champions League match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven last month, the G14 met with two MEPs at...

That TV Deal 4

That TV Deal

I’ve been kind of taking my time over making my feelings the FA’s new TV deal for the FA Cup and international matches, because it’s not quite as clear cut as we might expect....

WENGER OUT! WENGER OUT! 1

WENGER OUT! WENGER OUT!

I don’t know whether 2007 is a special anniversary or anything, but the rest of the Premiership seems to be clubbing together to give Manchester United the title this season. On Saturday, Blackburn took...

AFC Wimbledon 9-0 Slough Town 0

AFC Wimbledon 9-0 Slough Town

Poor old Slough Town. Once residents of the Nationwide Conference, they were demoted in 1998 (the official reason was that they chose not to install 49 seats in their ground to bring it up...