November 2007

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Back Of The Net

It’s Friday night, and it’s the Second Round of the FA Cup. I’m watching the match between Horsham and Swansea City as we speak, so here are some choice highlights of other stories that have grabbed my attention. – The Guardian’s “Six Of The Best” series takes a look at commentators, which has reminded me…

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November 30, 2007
Ian

The Long & Winding Road

I’m having a rare night off tonight, to refresh my frazzled batteries. So, I’m giving this place over the good people at Sportsfreak for their analysis of the current travails of the New Zealand football team. They could be set to make the World Cup Finals for the first time in nearly three decades. On…

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November 29, 2007
Ian

Schadenfreude Tuesday

I kind of meant to watch the Champions League football on ITV1 last night but, you know, “Spooks” was on BBC1 and… does anyone really care about these seemingly interminable group matches that act as wall-to-wall televisual filler between August and Christmas? I ask the question in all seriousness. Sometimes, something that I have previously…

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November 28, 2007
Ian

The Runners And Riders

Finally, I’ve managed to find a spare hour to write this. First and foremost, I should mention that, in my humble opinion, none of those listed below are capable of winning the World Cup on their own, and nor do I think that their appointments will count for anything unless there is a top to…

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November 27, 2007
Ian

Baker & Kelly

My much-postponed look at the runners and riders for the vacant England job will follow tomorrow (unless something vitally important happens overnight, which is, frankly, unlikely). For now, here’s a bit more Baker & Kelly from 2002. Part Four!

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November 26, 2007
Ian

Thank You For The Music

It has been a while since we did this, isn’t it? Last weekend, though, I took it upon myself to download 800mb of football songs. My life is one constant social merry-go-round, I can tell you. Now, the majority of these songs are terrible, obviously, and they haven’t been tagged properly, so it is taking…

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November 25, 2007
Ian

Required Viewing

Some sort of campaign might be in order.

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November 24, 2007
Ian
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