Monthly Archive: July 2007

Gone But Not Forgotten (Part 1) 5

Gone But Not Forgotten (Part 1)

Yes, indeed – yet another occasional series, this one celebrating the clubs that we have loved and lost. Nowadays, relegation from the Football League is far from the end. As Carlisle United and Doncaster...

The End Of The Summer 0

The End Of The Summer

To be absolutely honest, I ended up not watching too much of the Asian Cup. The bits and pieces that I did see, however, confirmed the following: that Australia aren’t half as good as...

More Baker & Kelly 1

More Baker & Kelly

The interminably long summer is nearly over. The Scottish League season starts next weekend, and the rest of Europe’s will awaken from their slumber over the next weeks or so. This evening, however, we’re...

Ducking The Issue 1

Ducking The Issue

St Albans City, it has to be said, don’t really have any local rivals any more. Traditionally, going back years and years, their rivals were Hendon and Enfield, but these clubs both had other,...

What’s In A Name? 0

What’s In A Name?

What price would you put on the name of your club? I ask the question now because a bright spark at newly-promoted Conference club Farsley Celtic has decided that now is just the right...

Baker & Kelly – 4th April 2007 0

Baker & Kelly – 4th April 2007

After last night’s marathon (and somewhat garbled) entry, I thought that I deserved an evening off tonight. So, in lieu of having very much to say (apart from how difficult it is to research...

The Greatest Success Story Of The Last 20 Years? 5

The Greatest Success Story Of The Last 20 Years?

What would you rank as the greatest footballing success story of the last twenty years? Inevitably, your minds are drawn towards the Premier League, the all-seater stadia and your Sky Saturday bonanza, but you’re...

A Ray Of Light At The End Of The Pier? 1

A Ray Of Light At The End Of The Pier?

You don’t expect to hear good news from the government these days, but the Home Office passed some on to my home town this morning when they gave planning permission for Brighton & Hove...

A Hostile Take-Over? 3

A Hostile Take-Over?

I’ve been keeping something of an eye on the events at My Football Club for a little while. For those of you that weren’t already aware of what this is, it’s a grand experiment...

Radio Times 3

Radio Times

I have to admit a small frisson of excitement at the news that Danny Baker and Danny Kelly are rumoured to be starting a football podcast at the start of next season. Their radio...

Posts & Nets: My Magnum Opus 5

Posts & Nets: My Magnum Opus

Of all the paraphernalia in and around a football pitch, nothing grabs my attention quite like the goals themselves. There. I said it. There is something indescribably aesthetically pleasing about goal posts and goal...

A Triumph Of Science Over Art 0

A Triumph Of Science Over Art

I do hope that none of you bet good money on the predictions that I put on here. At the end of last week, I confidently predicted that Argentina would confidently brush Brazil aside...

Worthing 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion 2

Worthing 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

I expressed serious concerns about the concept of the pre-season friendly on here the other day, but I was nominally excited about the match between Worthing and Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon....

Ticket Touts 1

Ticket Touts

A couple of brief things this morning. First up, Manchester United, who might just find themselves up in court before a judge over their treatment of their season ticket holders. The reason for the...

Clash Of The Titans 2

Clash Of The Titans

Well, I couldn’t have got my semi-final predictions much more wrong, could I? Having confidently tipped Mexico to give Argentina a hard time and Brazil to cruise past Uruguay, the exact opposite happened. Argentina...