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Facing The Fax

Anybody that has ever worked in an office will be able to tell you that the humble fax machine is hardly one of the most reliable means of communication. I have spent many hours forlornly prodding at the keyboard on my office’s fax machine, wondering why...
Do I Not Like That

Do I Not Like That

Those of you in the UK will have had the opportunity to watch the celebrated documentary about Graham Taylor’s disastrous attempt to get England to the 1994 World Cup Finals last night. It is also being repeated tomorrow night on ITV4, starting at 9.00. For...

Match Of The Week: Coventry City 4-1 Southampton

Coventry City and Southampton are, in many respects, two sides of the same coin. They are clubs that became regular components of the top division of English football for many years, arguably punching against their weight. For both of them relegation brought about the...
In Praise Of… My Blue & Yellow Bar Scarf

In Praise Of… My Blue & Yellow Bar Scarf

I’m not much of a one for merchandising. I mean, I’ll stop and look at it when it’s on sale, and I love football shirts, though I suspect that I am now too old to be able to wear them in public. I don’t much like the idea of being...

Football & The Credit Crunch

September 2008 will be remembered as the month that the credit crunch started to bite. The world’s financial systems have been exposed as being built on house of cards. Bad debts have been thrown from pillar to post, losing value every time they are passed on....