September 2007

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Your Sunday Night Baker & Kelly

From the 26th September 1998, this time. 11.30 17.30

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September 30, 2007
Ian

Items Of Significance

I’m certain that there is some sort of significance to the following results: Chelsea 0-0 FulhamBirmingham City 0-1 Manchester UnitedWest Ham United 0-1 ArsenalWigan Athletic 0-1 LiverpoolPortsmouth 7-4 Reading I haven’t quite worked out what it is yet, though.

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September 30, 2007
Ian

Disarming Honesty

There have always been players that one could describe as being plagued by demons. Think of Tony Cascarino bearing down on goal for the Republic of Ireland with little voices in the back of his head telling him that he’s going to miss, or Stan Collymore and the seemingly unstoppable course of self-destruction that ruined…

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September 29, 2007
Ian

Channel Four Think You Are Idiots

The gentrification of football over the last fifteen years or so has been well documented. Buying a season ticket nowadays requires a complex system of vetting and credit checking, and that’s just the start of it. You will also be expected to fork out on merchandise, food, drink and so on. It’s a rich man’s…

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September 28, 2007
Ian

Baker & Kelly – Redux

Just a quickie tonight (as it were). Some more Baker & Kelly for you from 1998. Their own web site is starting to take shape (there’ll be a link to it on the right-hand side of this very page on when it looks something like the finished article), but for now we’re going all the…

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September 27, 2007
Ian

Gone But Not Forgotten (Part 6)

Southport, possibly more famous in sporting terms as the home of the Royal Birkdale golf course, suffered the ignominy of becoming the last town to lose its Football League status in 1978. Southport fell victims to the Seaside Curse, which saw the likes Barrow, New Brighton and Workington lose their place amongst the lower reaches…

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September 26, 2007
Ian

Alisher Usmanov: A Brief Update

I went on holiday a couple of weeks ago, half-expecting this little blog to not be up here when I got back. Not only had I left it in the hands of Little Dotmund (though he did a very sterling job of keeping it running – largely through following the instructions that I sent him…

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September 25, 2007
Ian
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