January 2008

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On How The BBC Got It So Wrong

Earlier this week, apropos of nothing, really, I sat down and watched the 1979 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester United. It was like a breath of fresh air, and a reminder of how good the BBC used to be at broadcasting football. I’ve watched their recent coverage, however, with increasing dismay but they…

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January 17, 2008
Ian

Is It Wrong To Laugh Whilst Writing An Obituary? (Part Two)

Oh, now this is almost too good to be true. Not the picture, I mean. That makes me feel ever so slightly nauseous. What I’m talking about is, of course, Newcastle United’s amazing decision to take on Kevin Keegan for a second spell as replacement to Sam Allardyce at St James Park. Allardyce should sue…

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January 16, 2008
Ian

Is It Wrong To Laugh Whilst Writing An Obituary?

G14 hasn’t gone away, of course. That would, obviously, be asking too much. It’s more, well, a change of strategy. Since its foundation in 2000, G14 has taken something of a “bull in a china shop” approach to its politicking, getting itself involved in needless court cases with one sole aim – creating a European…

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January 15, 2008
Ian

Shots In The Dark

Last Saturday, Aldershot Town beat local rivals Woking 4-2 at Kingsfield in the FA Trophy, to keep alive their hopes of a double of the Trophy and the Conference championship. They’ve lost just once in their last thirteen games and are currently seven points ahead of second-placed Torquay United. Should they get promoted at the…

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January 14, 2008
Ian

Sunday Night Baker & Kelly (Part 20, Or Something)

Okay. Here’s your Sunday night Baker & Kelly, from 2002.

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January 13, 2008
Ian

Too Big For The Cup?

When you’re sitting at your desk, wishing the day away and daydreaming about the football career that you were so cruelly robbed of, what do you think of? Captaining your national team to victory in the World Cup? Winning the FA Cup or the Premier League? Scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup final?…

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January 11, 2008
Ian

Tottenham Hotspur’s Psychological Block

So, I got in from work last night at about 9.00 and switched on the television to watch some of the League Cup semi-final. Spurs were winning 1-0 and were completely outplaying Arsenal in every area of the pitch. “Aha”, I thought to myself, “I know exactly how this is going to finish up”, and…

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January 10, 2008
Ian
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