Posts made in October, 2007

Football May Or May Not Be Coming Home

By on Oct 31, 2007 in Latest | 2 comments

In arguably the least surprising piece of sports news of the week, the Football Association has finally confirmed that yes, England will be bidding to host the World Cup. Well, we’d never have guessed, would we? It will have been fifty-two years since “The Home Of Football” (and that’s the sort of phrase that you can expect to hear a lot of...

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Hung, Drawn And Quartered

By on Oct 29, 2007 in English League Football | 2 comments

If you heard a clattering noise in the distance at about 4.50 on Saturday afternoon and couldn’t quite work out what it was, it was the sound of the wheels falling spectacularly off the Manchester City bandwagon. They held onto third place by dint of Liverpool and Arsenal cancelling each other out on Sunday afternoon, but it is now surely only a matter of time...

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The Final Hurdle

By on Oct 26, 2007 in Non-League | 3 comments

It’s the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup tomorrow. For our non-British (and, I suppose, ill-educated) readers, this is the round before what the FA still (magnificently) called the “First Round Proper”, when the Football League clubs from League One and League Two. Such, however, is the division line between the professional clubs and the...

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Oh, Is It Thursday Night Again Already?

By on Oct 25, 2007 in Latest | 0 comments

Taking a day off in the middle of the week really plays havoc with my body clock, you see. A couple of quick thoughts on the first half hour of the Spurs match against Getafe in the UEFA Cup (and I would add that live football on the television on Thursday nights throws my body clock even further out of sync – I’m going to have to stay up and watch...

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