Monthly Archive: December 2007

Baker & Kelly – A New Download 2

Baker & Kelly – A New Download

You know what? Over the last couple of weeks or so, I’d rather forgotten about these Baker & Kelly downloads. Well, not so much “forgotten” as “repeatedly thought that I should really start putting...

The Most Objectionable Player Of 2007 4

The Most Objectionable Player Of 2007

At any point over the last five years or so, Craig Bellamy would have been a shoo-in for any “Most Objectionable Player Of The Year” award, but Craig has had, by his own standards,...

A Mixed Day 0

A Mixed Day

It had been a great afternoon, even to be at home with a bunged up, well, everything, watching the latest goals coming in on BBC Score. Spurs and Reading were involved in yet another...

Five Quick New Year Wishes 7

Five Quick New Year Wishes

Obviously, in an ideal world I’d say “knickers” to football and go for the alpaca (see left), but this isn’t really an option and, besides, this place remains a football blog rather than an...

Messing With The Wrong People 1

Messing With The Wrong People

When I posted on the argument brewing between the Northern Premier League, Invision (who provide a live broadband match service) and FC United of Manchester before on here, I wouldn’t have guessed at the...

The Christmas Rush 1

The Christmas Rush

The last few days have been eerily quiet. The week before Christmas is always like the calm before the storm – the League Cup quarter-finals like the first big, inky spots of rain before...

End Of Week Round Up Re-Visited 0

End Of Week Round Up Re-Visited

I’ve been exceptionally pressed for time over the last few days or so, so I thought that now would be as good a time as any to bring you all up to date with...

Here We Go Again, Then 0

Here We Go Again, Then

Deja vu is a strange feeling, isn’t it? You might be forgiven a double dose of it this week, as the League Cup reached the quarter-final stage. Still, the four matches brought about considerably...

Baker & Kelly Offline 3

Baker & Kelly Offline

Now seems like as appropriate moment as any to do this, so I might as well do it now. As most of you are probably aware, the Baker & Kelly podcasts of the last...

There May Not Be Trouble Ahead 0

There May Not Be Trouble Ahead

Oh, to be fly on the wall when Fabio Capello meets the England squad for the first time, if only to see the look on Michael Owen’s face. This is, at least, a man...

And The World Champions Are… Milan. 0

And The World Champions Are… Milan.

Perhaps surprisingly, the FIFA Club World Cup left the best until last, with two magnificent matches to mark the end of the 2007 competition. In the first match, for third place, Urawa Red Diamonds...

Television Stand 3

Television Stand

Sometime, you just have to make a stand. I’ve said on here before that the formation of FC United of Manchester was about more than the issue of the Glazer takeover at Old Trafford....

Bosphoric Acid 1

Bosphoric Acid

Well, here’s a cautionary tale, should Umbro ever take it upon themselves to follow through the increasing amounts of red on England shirts to its logical conclusion. A Turkish lawyer is planning on suing...

The Steamroller Is In Town 6

The Steamroller Is In Town

They might not be the most famous club in the world – that dubious honour probably lies with Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United – but they are one of the most successful club...

Six Great Football Competitions 3

Six Great Football Competitions

So, I was sitting at home last night watching the Champions League match between OM and Liverpool, and the thought finally came to me. Who cares about this? Seriously. Who gives a damn about...