April 2007

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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 it? A lot of the time it can be grindingly, crushingly predictable. This weekend’s events in the FA Cup have proved…

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April 15, 2007
Ian

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 FA Cup spoilt us last year, and this year it is applying its retribution through the medium of serving up Chelsea…

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April 14, 2007
Ian

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 Are They, Then? They’re the new kids on the block, actually. Formed in May 2006, and elected straight into the Eastern…

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April 12, 2007
Ian

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, but what’s your alternative? Hmm? Cricket?”. Well, no. I’m not saying that we should give up on the European game. There…

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April 12, 2007
Ian

…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 said it aloud. I wanted to make sure that I was right, and I’m pretty sure that I am. European football,…

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April 11, 2007
Ian

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 or tomorrow. As you lot are probably aware, I’m pretty sparing in my praise for the Red Menace, but they have…

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April 10, 2007
Ian

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 dropped another two points, with a desperate 0-0 draw at Newcastle, but Bolton failed to take advantage – they were held…

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April 9, 2007
Ian
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