Yearly Archive: 2008

Only two teams in Worthing 0

Only two teams in Worthing

As was touched upon here recently, Sussex is a county with a well-established and extensive non-league football structure. However, it’s not something I was aware of at all until 1995, when I moved to...

I’m Going On My Holidays 3

I’m Going On My Holidays

Well, not quite. I’m moving house, to be exact. So, I’m leaving this place in the capable hands of Dotmund, who will be entertaining you all with pictures and all sorts over the next...

Star’s In Their Eyes? 4

Star’s In Their Eyes?

A rather strange story appeared on the front page of “Non-League Today” this week. Under the enthusiastic headline “It’s Toon Army II”, the paper reported that a group of Newcastle United supporters have grown...

Match Of The Week: England 5-1 Kazakhstan 1

Match Of The Week: England 5-1 Kazakhstan

Diddums. Bless them. Apparently, the England team are starting to get a bit of a chip on their shoulders over playing at Wembley. They don’t much like the fact that they get booed there...

Seconds Out… Round Two 1

Seconds Out… Round Two

Mohammed bin Hammam has been in London this week, and it looks as if he has been learning some new words. The chairman of the Asian Football Confederation has managed an almost complete volte...

Showing The Way Forward 2

Showing The Way Forward

Far from the contrived excitement of this weekend’s international round of international matches (and, let’s be honest, it’s pretty difficult to get too worked up about England vs Kazakhstan), the FA Cup reaches its...

It Doesn’t Grow On Trees 2

It Doesn’t Grow On Trees

The week before a round of international matches is usually a slow one for the press, but this week both UEFA and the FA have given them serious food for thought. Lord Triesman, the...

Facing The Fax 3

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...

Do I Not Like That 1

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...

Football & The Credit Crunch 3

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...