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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...

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...

If You Don’t Want To Know The Score, Look Away Now

Right, so, football on the television. Nothing else has influenced the way that we all watch football as much as television. It still seems difficult to believe that, as recently as the early 1980s, there were only about three live matches on the television (typically...

Themes Of The Unexpected

It’s probably fair to say that I have developed a bit of a “thing” for football on the television. I also think that it’s fair to say that quite a lot of you lot have as well. I put a load of links to the TV themes from football shows from over...

Fiddling While Roman Burns

At the time of writing, Manchester United and Chelsea are huffing and puffing their way around the Old Trafford pitch. From what I’ve caught of it so far, United are completely over-running Chelsea at the moment and taking pot shots at a somewhat...