Posts made in May, 2007

The Kop Final

By on May 31, 2007 in English League Football | 2 comments

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 this season was watching Arsenal fans looking more and more crestfallen as their own brand of football looked toothless against mediocre opposition and they...

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Birthday Birthday Birthday!

By on May 31, 2007 in Latest | 2 comments

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 bothering to read it. It has been, I have to say, quite a year. Your votes helped to send me, of course, to Japan (for which you will all have my eternal gratitude), and this place...

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I’m Really, Really Sorry…

By on May 31, 2007 in Latest | 0 comments

…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 ways. Also, I’ve been struggling to think of very much to say that hasn’t been personally abusive about Ken Bates and, whilst 1000 words of virulent, virulent...

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The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times

By on May 29, 2007 in Latest | 2 comments

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 most infamous disasters, but on the other it’s the anniversary of the fermentation of a revolt which would lead to one of one of the game’s great stories of rebirth...

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…It Is Now

By on May 28, 2007 in English League Football | 1 comment

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, even before Derby scored – but, over the course of the season, they thoroughly deserved their promotion. They sat in the top two or three for most...

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