Monthly Archive: September 2007

Items Of Significance 8

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...

Disarming Honesty 1

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...

Channel Four Think You Are Idiots 3

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...

Baker & Kelly – Redux 1

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...

Gone But Not Forgotten (Part 6) 4

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...

Alisher Usmanov: A Brief Update 1

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...

Themes Of The Unexpected 1

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...

Fiddling While Roman Burns 2

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...

Your Friday Night Radio Compendium 3

Your Friday Night Radio Compendium

I’m planning, for the first time (although some of you might not believe me) to write about something other than football on here this evening. High excitement, indeed. In the meantime, though, the latest...

Blue Is The Colour 1

Blue Is The Colour

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last twelve hours, you’ll be fully aware that Chelsea have sacked Jose Mourinho. Coming hot on the heels of the Brian Clough link that I...

It’s Oh So Quiet 2

It’s Oh So Quiet

First of all, something of an apology to any of you that might have lumped your money on OM to take a hiding at the hands of Besiktas last night on the strength of...

La Marseillaise 0

La Marseillaise

If you happen to be a Liverpool supporter, then I’ve got good news for you. Olympique de Marseille, who are drawn against them in the group stages of this year’s European Cup, are lousy...

Scotland The Brave 0

Scotland The Brave

Ever since their stunning win at the 1998 World Cup and subsequent permanent placement at (or near) the head of the European football table, I have found something disquieting about the pre-eminence of the...

That’s all, folks 2

That’s all, folks

That’s it from me, normal service will soon be resumed. I’m going to get back to what I normally do, and let this place get back to what it normally does – top-notch football...