Yearly Archive: 2008

Give Them An Ince And They’ll Take A Mile 1

Give Them An Ince And They’ll Take A Mile

In this day and age, racism has become easier to spot. You no longer get working class northern comedians on primetime television yakking on about “nig-nogs” and, in football, no-one could away with, say,...

The First Proper Guffaw Of The Season 0

The First Proper Guffaw Of The Season

It’s over before it begun then, for this season. Last season, you’ll remember, Rangers were involved in a dreadful case of fixture congestion as they fought to walk off with the UEFA Cup, the...

The Championship – 2008/09 3

The Championship – 2008/09

If last season’s Championship is anything to go by, this page is a complete waste of time. This time last year we talked glumly of the likelihood of all three of the recently relegated...

Banned For Life? 0

Banned For Life?

Slowly but surely, the new season is starting to come to life. Players are starting to sign for their new clubs, the pre-season matches are coming to an end, and by next weekend we’ll...

Preliminary Reports 2

Preliminary Reports

Well, I can barely contain my excitement. The FA Cup starts in two weeks time, and here’s a list of the matches that ITV will be covering as part of their expanded web coverage....

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 2

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

League football might just be the greatest export of Victorian Britain. It seems scarcely credible that it was a little short of one hundred and twenty years ago that The Football League kicked off...

The Cost Of Living 2

The Cost Of Living

Reading lists of of football attendances records can make for dispiriting reading. After reaching highs in the late 1940s and late 1960s, crowds at English football went into a tailspin that nearly killed the...