Yearly Archive: 2008

He’s At it Again 0

He’s At it Again

It looks like Leeds United’s Ken Bates started legal action against his team’s fifteen point deduction for not following Football League rules on administration just in time because, on the pitch, his team is...

Ceci N’est Pas Un Maillot Français 4

Ceci N’est Pas Un Maillot Français

I woke up this morning and day had indeed turned into night. One of the small constants of the football world is that Adidas make the French national kit. Ever was it thus, and...

Carling Cup Final Preview 0

Carling Cup Final Preview

The end of the season starts here, with the League Cup Final on Sunday afternoon between Spurs and Chelsea. On paper, this should be a comfortable win for Chelsea, but Spurs don’t often lose...

Another Fabulous FA Fudge 3

Another Fabulous FA Fudge

You wouldn’t have expected an outright condemnation straight away, would you? I mean, it would surely be asking too much for the FA to take one look at Scudamore’s Insane Plan For Global Domination...

Casual Acquaintances 5

Casual Acquaintances

There has been high excitement in parts of south-west London and Surrey this week, with the announcement of ticket details for the Corinthian-Casuals’ 125th anniversary match against AFC Wimbledon at Wembley on April 13th....

Northern Lights 1

Northern Lights

The Northern League is the second oldest football league in the world, and they are exceptionally (and rightly) proud of the fact. Even though non-league football’s big reorganisation of 2004, in which two regional...

…And Chelsea Will Play… 1

…And Chelsea Will Play…

There has been a mixed reaction to last weekend’s FA Cup results. The split seems to have been something like 50/50. On the one hand, there are those like James Lawton of The Independent,...

"I’d Like To Thank Mum & Dad… God…" 4

"I’d Like To Thank Mum & Dad… God…"

Well, hooray! We won an award! As some of you may recall, this little blog was nominated for a couple of gongs at the Soccerlens 2007 Football Blog awards. Well, it managed second place...

FA Cup Fifth Round Review 0

FA Cup Fifth Round Review

With every round that comes and goes now, the inevitable slides closer and closer into view. Manchester United vs Chelsea for the second year in row, boring the hell out of each other (as...

Mock The Week 2

Mock The Week

What a week we’ve had. As the wheels have started to come off Scudamore’s Insane Experiment, the world has started to line up to criticise it all, but the damage may be long term....

Viva La Revolution! 2

Viva La Revolution!

As you will have already hopefully read elsewhere, it now seems highly likely that a Trust run team of some description going by the name of AFC Liverpool will be started up. As happened...

Euro 2008 Starts Here! 2

Euro 2008 Starts Here!

Is it too early to start getting excited about Euro 2008 yet? I’m going to pre-emptively say “no” to that and kick off (what will initially be sporadic) coverage of this summer’s jamboree in...

Football Shorts 3 3

Football Shorts 3

After all the excitement of the weekend, it’s nice to have a sit down, relax and take in a little of what has been happening in that parallel universe that we call Footie World...