Keane For A Holiday

Roy Keane’s departure from Sunderland raises many interesting questions about the nature of both Keane himself and the nature of modern football managership. Although the official line so far has been that they have parted “by mutual consent” (and...

Individual Honours In A Team Game

In one of the less surprising announcements of the last few weeks, this year’s Ballon D’Or (which they used to just call “The European Footballer Of The Year”, but such is the power of modern marketing) has been won by Cristiano Ronaldo. It...

Football In The Regions: London

Watching him a couple of years ago on “Sunday Supplement”, it was difficult to think of Jimmy Hill as a revolutionary. Yet there, before our very eyes, was the man that kick-started the television revolution in British football. The spiritual...

Reality Bites Revisited

We did the travails of Weymouth FC on here before, in January 2007. Things seem now to be going from bad to worse down in Dorset, with the latest rumours involving a merger with their nearest and bitterest rivals, Dorchester Town of the Blue Square South. Since...