Monthly Archive: June 2007

Livin’ The Vida Copa 3

Livin’ The Vida Copa

In case you hadn’t noticed (and if you’re in Britain you can almost certainly be forgiven this), the Copa America got under way in Venezuela last week. I’m not sure why the British press...

Footballers Dressed As Ducks 1

Footballers Dressed As Ducks

Now then. NOW THEN. I promised you ducks dressed as footballers, and here’s the first two. Can you work out which one was done by me, and which was done by proper artist/cartoonist Little...

Hugh Johns 13

Hugh Johns

I stand to be corrected on this, but unconfirmed reports are stating that the former ITV football commentator Hugh Johns has died at the age of 83. In the 1990s, retrospectives about the history...

As Some Of You May Have Noticed… 1

As Some Of You May Have Noticed…

…This place looks a little bit different today and, more to the point, it doesn’t look quite “right”. I’ve been fiddling about with a new stylesheet and it’s nearly (but not quite) finished. Last...

The Times, They Are a-Changin’… 10

The Times, They Are a-Changin’…

I didn’t put anything up on here last night because I was fiddling about doing geeky things. Unforgiveable, I know. I have to say that I’ve never been enormously impressed with Blogger and the...

City Of Dreams 1

City Of Dreams

I occasionally feel as if the football world is living in the last days of Rome. The lead piping that drove the Empire mad is being recreated by the strange band of investors that...

A Bridge Over Troubled Water 0

A Bridge Over Troubled Water

As I briefly mentioned last night, in the summer, the “silly season” kicks in. As parliament breaks up for the summer, news desks run out of stories to print, and the assorted hacks start...

Alexi’s Sale 0

Alexi’s Sale

I’m starting to get the feeling that there is a media conspiracy in the media on both sides of the Atlantic to cause antagonism and friction between English football supporters and their American counterparts....

The Kids Are Alright 1

The Kids Are Alright

Walking back from work through the centre of Brighton earlier this evening, I noted that one of the pubs was advertising England’s semi-final in the Under-21 Euros against Holland last night. I was somewhat...

United We Stand? 4

United We Stand?

Some of you may have been wondering why I haven’t been posting as much as usual on here. Well, it’s partly because it’s such a quiet time of year. There’ll be a full write-up...

Great Uncle Bulgaria 0

Great Uncle Bulgaria

Many apologies for not having updated over the last few days. I promise that I will put something proper up on here in the morning. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy highlights of...

Enfailed 1

Enfailed

One of the longest-running hospital dramas in football came to an end this week when Enfield FC finally gave up the ghost and resigned their place in the Isthmian League. The club has folded,...

Boston Red Faces 1

Boston Red Faces

Well, hooray! It’s an annual tradition now, isn’t it, the Conference’s habit of relegating someone for completely arbitrary reasons? And this year’s lucky losers are… Boston United! Relegated from the Football League on the...

Really, It Won’t Be That Bad (Part 2) 3

Really, It Won’t Be That Bad (Part 2)

How far had English football fallen between the years of 1970 and 1979? Well, the clubs were doing okay (Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and Liverpool would spend the majority of the next half-decade dominating...

Really, It Won’t Be That Bad 0

Really, It Won’t Be That Bad

It’s coming to something, isn’t it, when Estonia vs England is a “do or die” fixture, and the press are nervously contemplating the prospect of Alan Smith partnering Michael Owen up front when England...