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 this season was watching Arsenal fans looking more and more...

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 bothering to read it. It has been, I have to say, quite a year. Your votes helped...

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 ways. Also, I’ve been struggling to think of very much to say that...

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 most infamous disasters, but on the other it’s the anniversary of the...

…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, even before Derby scored – but, over the course...