Monthly Archive: July 2007

Friends Reunited 3

Friends Reunited

For me, the football season is starting earlier than usual this year. On Saturday afternoon, Little Dotmund and I will be off to Woodside Road, the palatial home of Worthing FC, to see their...

For The Final Time… 3

For The Final Time…

Football exists within a bubble. It is, in many respects, something that permeates every aspect of our life and our culture. However, it also exists in a state of hyper-reality in which triumph and...

Video Time! 3

Video Time!

Just a quickie tonight. This month’s edition of “When Saturday Comes” plopped through my letterbox this morning, and amongst the insightful and informative articles about this year’s Copa Del Rey Final (that’s the Spanish...

Don Juan 0

Don Juan

How relieved must Argentina be that Juan Roman Riquelme decided to overturn his decision to retire from international football after the last World Cup? He has been singularly important to their Copa America performance...

Another Weekend Round-Up 1

Another Weekend Round-Up

Ho hum. After all the excitement of the first two rounds, the Copa America is starting to come undone at the seams a little. For one thing, three groups of four is a deeply...

Down Down, Deeper And Down 0

Down Down, Deeper And Down

Some of you will probably already read the bile that I poured forth on the subject of Leeds United and their ongoing woes over on Pitch Invasion last week. It’s the story that keeps...

A Badge Of Honour 2

A Badge Of Honour

I’ve got something of a soft spot for Shrewsbury Town, and the reasons for this are many and numerous: 1. They were involved in an FA Cup Quarter-Final against Leicester City in 1982, when...

The Big Carve-Up 0

The Big Carve-Up

Can you believe that it’s twenty-five years ago this month since the 1982 World Cup? I wouldn’t say that it feels like only yesterday, but the time has certainly gone more quickly than I...

Marching On Together? 0

Marching On Together?

I’ve had an evening off from this place, but you can see the fruits of my labours on Pitch Invasion. It’ll be up on there at some point in the near future (providing it’s...

Sheffield United Relegated – Finally. 2

Sheffield United Relegated – Finally.

Finally, the Independent Arbitration Commission that have been investigating the Sheffield United/Carlos Tevez/West Ham United affair have reached their conclusion and, perhaps predictably, they have found that the Premier League had no case to...

Copa America Revisited 2

Copa America Revisited

Well, the second round of group matches at this year’s Copa America has now been played and, with a couple of notable exceptions, we’re not a great deal closer to knowing who is going...

I Don’t Like Mondays 0

I Don’t Like Mondays

Well, of course I don’t, and I particularly don’t at the start of July when there’s nothing of any great footballing significance going on in my little corner of the football universe. Well, until...

All Things Brighton Beautiful 2

All Things Brighton Beautiful

The recent change of Prime Minister may or may not make an enormous difference to the lives of ordinary people but, for the supporters of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, it could prove to...