Monthly Archive: May 2007

The Kop Final 2

The Kop Final

As some of you may well be aware, I’m somewhat averse to any person or organisation that attempts to describe themselves as “The Heart & Soul Of Football”. One of the small pleasures of...

Birthday Birthday Birthday! 2

Birthday Birthday Birthday!

In all the excitement of the play-offs and the anniversary of Heysel, I forgot to mention that this little blog passed its first birthday on Monday. Time, I think, to thank you lot for...

I’m Really, Really Sorry… 0

I’m Really, Really Sorry…

…that I haven’t updated this place as much as I should have done over the last few days or so. I have been massively, massively busy, brain damaging myself in a wondrous variety of...

The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times 2

The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times

The 29th of May is a date that symbolizes the best and worst of what it means to be a football supporter. On the one hand, it’s the anniversary of one of European football’s...

…It Is Now 1

…It Is Now

Whew. Finally. It’s all over. At Wembley this afternoon, Derby County beat West Bromwich Albion in the £200m play-off. In truth, West Brom were somewhat unfortunate – they had the majority of the play,...

Breakfast Of Champions 0

Breakfast Of Champions

This time, it’s definitely the final weekend of the season. I promise. I know what you’re thinking here – “How can we trust him on this? He said it on the last day of...

Derby Day 0

Derby Day

You know what? I think I deserve a night off from insightful football writing. In fact, I thought that just over a year ago, and have been keeping it up admirably ever since. Ho...

Meanwhile, In A Parallel Universe… 5

Meanwhile, In A Parallel Universe…

There’s a football match on tomorrow night. Had you heard? I’ll be on here with minute-by-minute updates on the European Cup Final between Milan and Liverpool. I bet you just can’t wait for that,...

Dancing With Wolves 0

Dancing With Wolves

There are some football clubs, as we’ve discussed on here before, that could be described as “cursed”. Newcastle United and Manchester City fall into this category, but none are quite as cursed as Wolverhampton...

A Tale Of Two Finals 3

A Tale Of Two Finals

Well, I did try. I sat through the BBC’s three hour long warm up, wallowing in their own particular nostalgia and trying to ignore their almost desperate attempts to tell us that this might...

A Few Final Thoughts 0

A Few Final Thoughts

This morning, I am largely trying to get excited over the 2007 FA Cup Final. It should be easier than this. It’s back at Wembley for the first time since 2000, and there will...

It Takes Two, Baby 0

It Takes Two, Baby

As plans for the G14 to expand to 36 clubs and fly off in a spaceship to the moon (where they can play against each other and no-one else for all eternity) take shape,...

The FA Cup Final On YouTube 4

The FA Cup Final On YouTube

Yeah, I know. It’s really difficult to get worked up over the FA Cup Final this year, isn’t it? Ironic, really, because it should be the one we’ve all been waiting for years –...

The Fat Lady Sings 2

The Fat Lady Sings

Well, thank God that’s over for a few months. Many more of those bombastic Sky adverts that are so loud that they’re threatening to cave my living room walls in, and I think I’d...

Town And Out (And Other Stories) 0

Town And Out (And Other Stories)

Well, what a busy day. In fact, it has been sufficiently exciting for me to have to put up one of those posts that is in the form of bullet points, so that I...