Monthly Archive: February 2008

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...

Match Of The Seventies – 1970/71 2

Match Of The Seventies – 1970/71

Many years ago, the BBC produced two (relatively) light-hearted TV programmes about football in the 1970s and the 1980s. Some enterprising soul has seen fit to put them up on YouTube so, over the...

So You Want… How Much? 1

So You Want… How Much?

Imagine, if you will, that you are the director of a marketing company based in Beijing. You have heard much about this “Premier League”, which seems to be growing in popularity year on year,...

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City 1

Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

In many ways, it was the best tribute that Manchester City could have paid to The Busby Babes. A minute of perfectly-observed silence, followed by an immense performance against a United team that looked...

Thursday Night In With Elton Welsby 2

Thursday Night In With Elton Welsby

Anyone that knows me in the slightest will know just how excited I was to discover that the digital television channel ITV4 have started repeating complete episodes of “The Big Match” from 1983 on...

Now – This Is Just Too Good 8

Now – This Is Just Too Good

Many of you will already be aware of the concept of “jumping the shark”. Named for an episode of “Happy Days” in which The Fonz jumped over a shark on a pair of water...

England vs Switzerland 22

England vs Switzerland

Well, Heidi hi everyone! If you think that’s a bad opening, well, things are going to get much worse for all of you before they get any better. I’ve spent much of the afternoon...

Voting On Super Tuesday 6

Voting On Super Tuesday

I’m not, it has to be said, particularly good at “blowing my own trumpet” (stop sniggering at the back). However, in the true spirit of 2008 being The Year In Which I Start Whoring...

Munich: 50 Years On 2

Munich: 50 Years On

The European Cup was created, in many ways, because it could be. The end of the Second World War left Europe with a sizeable quota of aircraft to be converted for commercial use. This,...

The Final Baker & Kelly 5

The Final Baker & Kelly

Well, it has only taken three months, but the final Baker & Kelly radio show from 2002 is here. You can download it here. The complete list of files is here – you can...

Football Shorts 1

Football Shorts

Over the course of the normal working day, many things flash through my head which I either don’t have the time to write up in full or aren’t quite fleshy enough to warrant a...

Share & Share Alike? 6

Share & Share Alike?

Like many people, I had spent much of the last year or so wondering about the supine reaction of Liverpool supporters to the Gillett & Hicks take-over. Here were two people coming in with...