Posts made in January, 2008

What On Earth Is Going On At Liverpool?

By on Jan 21, 2008 in English League Football | 2 comments

This season’s major trend has been a very singular type of managerial sacking, involving “intolerable pressure” building up in the media, directors and owners panicking, and a manager’s job becoming basically untenable, regardless of whether he deserves to be sacked or not. In some cases, it was undignified to the point of being embarrassing...

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Saturday Night On Sunday Morning

By on Jan 20, 2008 in English League Football | 2 comments

West Bromwich Albion have been playing some reasonably attractive football this season, but, to paraphrase The Streets, my God, don’t they just know it? ITV ran something of a eulogy to them on “Championship Goals” this morning, in which they came across as a deeply unlovable bunch, from the supporters interviewed before their match against Cardiff...

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A Video Of Coventry City Tearing Liverpool A New Hole

By on Jan 18, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

Strange, really, but at the end of such an eventful week, what I really want to do this evening is sit down and have a couple of delicious, cold gin and tonics. It’s also been a stressful week. I may turn up back on here later on this evening, full of gin and fraternal love, but for the time being here’s a video from December 1983 of Liverpool (about...

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On How The BBC Got It So Wrong

By on Jan 17, 2008 in Latest | 5 comments

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 managed a new nadir last night with FA Cup...

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