Posts made in May, 2007

A Tale Of Two Finals

By on May 20, 2007 in Non-League | 3 comments

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 be a great match. I enjoyed, for reasons that are almost beyond me, the FA bringing out a player from each final from 1957 to 2000 and, by the time they kicked off, I had...

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A Few Final Thoughts

By on May 19, 2007 in Latest | 0 comments

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 be all manner of pomp and pageantry about it (strangely, for a republican, I like a bit of pomp). Having said that, though… Manchester United and Chelsea might even provide as poor...

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It Takes Two, Baby

By on May 18, 2007 in Non-League | 0 comments

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, more news from non-league football, where near neighbours Hayes and Yeading, of the Conference South (itself soon to renamed the “Blue Square South” – oh, sponsors, when will you...

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The FA Cup Final On YouTube

By on May 16, 2007 in Latest | 4 comments

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 first major cup final at Wembley since 2000. However, Chelsea and Manchester United look upon the world’s oldest cup competition with such contempt that...

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The Fat Lady Sings

By on May 15, 2007 in English League Football | 2 comments

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 have gone mad. The biggest problem with the Premiership isn’t the hyperbole that surrounds it, or even the gulf in quality between The Top Two Plus Two and the rest...

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