Monthly Archive: October 2007

Football May Or May Not Be Coming Home 2

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,...

Hung, Drawn And Quartered 2

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...

Your Sunday Night Radio 1

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

The Final Hurdle 3

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...

At What Point Does It Become A Crisis? 0

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...

You May Notice… 0

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...

How Many Candles? 1

How Many Candles?

During the summer, there were audible gasps when Puma released Spurs’ kits – alongside the white home kit and very, very dark blue change kits was a white and sky blue halved number, which...

Sunday Night Baker & Kelly 1

Sunday Night Baker & Kelly

We’re coming to the end of this run of Baker & Kelly shows from 1998 – there just three left after tonight’s edition. However, there will still be 9 episodes of “Baker & Kelly...

Taking A Back Seat 0

Taking A Back Seat

So, I’m sitting here watching the Rugby World Cup final, and I don’t, in all honesty, have much of an idea about what’s going on. England are losing (of course) but, other than that,...

When Did Goalkeepers Get Any Good? 6

When Did Goalkeepers Get Any Good?

Some of you will probably already be aware of the fact that I spend far, far, far too much time watching DVDs of old football matches. I’m no great football analyst (you’d noticed?), but...

Silent Night 0

Silent Night

A few small announcements, this evening. First of all, I’ve opened a special email account just for this little blog. Look! There it is! On the right-hand side of this page! Now you can...

An Excellent Night’s Work 3

An Excellent Night’s Work

Of course, it’s not over yet. England may limp home against Croatia and Russia are more than capable of slipping up against Israel. I find it pretty difficult to care that much, though. Still,...

High On A Hill Was A Lonely Goatherd 0

High On A Hill Was A Lonely Goatherd

Whilst the rest of Europe is busily going about the business of tying to qualify for next year’s European Championship finals, the two host nations are making their preparations for the finals next summer....

Last Men Standing 0

Last Men Standing

Ah, Monday night. The “morning after the night before” of the football calendar. There was a roster of lower division and non-league matches over the weekend, including the FA Cup, for which the Fourth...

A Whole Different Ball Game 1

A Whole Different Ball Game

So, the whole of England has gone rugby crazy, then. I’m not surprised by this, of course – the English national rugby team have confounded all expectations by reaching the final of the Rugby...