Yearly Archive: 2008

An Early Kick-Off 0

An Early Kick-Off

Has it really been just ninety-one days since the 2008 FA Cup Final? Apparently it has, but the FA Cup gets back under way this weekend with the Extra Preliminary Round. On Saturday afternoon,...

In Praise Of… Football Manager 3

In Praise Of… Football Manager

For a twelve year old boy in 1984, could there have been a greater joy in the world then opening a birthday present to see the already-familiar rainbow logo that signified a Sinclair ZX...

Premier League Preview 2008/09 1

Premier League Preview 2008/09

You might not guess it from this morning’s papers, but the new season has already begun, and many of last weekend’s result served as a handily timely reminder of how gloriously unpredictable football can...

A Minute’s Applause 1

A Minute’s Applause

On the eve of the new season, the hope and optimism are, in their own way, very entertaining to watch. There was, however, sad and sobering news this week in the form of an...

Non-League Preview 2008/09 7

Non-League Preview 2008/09

Right, here we go, then. The new season starts for the Blue Square, Ryman, Unibond and BGB Southern Leagues tomorrow, so I’ve managed to fit in a quick preview of what I think is...

League One & League Two – 2008/09 2

League One & League Two – 2008/09

If last season was a season of mixed messages in the bottom two divisions of the Football League, then this season may be the one in which size matters in League One, whilst, with...