October 2007

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Football May Or May Not Be Coming Home

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…

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October 31, 2007
Ian

Hung, Drawn And Quartered

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,…

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October 29, 2007
Ian

Your Sunday Night Radio

It’s Sunday night, so here’s some more Baker & Kelly, from the 19th December 1998. It should help to ease the pain of those long winter evenings. 11.30 17.30

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October 28, 2007
Ian

The Final Hurdle

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…

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October 26, 2007
Ian

Oh, Is It Thursday Night Again Already?

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…

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October 25, 2007
Ian

At What Point Does It Become A Crisis?

So, at what point does it become a crisis, then? We are now over a quarter of the way through the season, and Spurs are in the Premier League relegation places. What’s more, they’ve been there for a while, and haven’t shown any improvement since they lost at Sunderland on the opening day of the…

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October 24, 2007
Ian

You May Notice…

This place being a bit quieter over the next few days or so. I will still, hopefully, be posting every other day, and this will be alternated with “The Box In The Corner”, which I have noticed has fallen into a state of disrepair (thanks to my own neglect) – the other place is to…

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October 24, 2007
Ian
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