Monthly Archive: May 2008

The FA Cup Final – Live 19

The FA Cup Final – Live

Well, I’ve managed to work myself up into a frenzy over this year’s FA Cup final, and we’re doing it live. Live commentary from the comfort of my living room will start at about...

The FA Cup Final 2008 1

The FA Cup Final 2008

In an age in which football has become almost wearily predictable in many respects, this year’s FA Cup has been a breath of fresh air. Whether we’re talking about Havant & Waterlooville’s demolition of...

The European Championships – 1988 1

The European Championships – 1988

So, Euro 88. That was the one that the Dutch won at a canter, all crowned by Marco Van Basten’s magnificent volley against the USSR in the final, right? Well, yes and no. The...

The European Championships – 1984 1

The European Championships – 1984

After a fairly disastrous opening tournament, the European Championships were given a lick of paint for the 1984 finals, with rules being changed to prevent a repeat of the torpid affair that had taken...

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The European Championships – 1980

As you may have noticed, we’ve had a little lick of paint this afternoon ahead of this summer’s festivities and, to get you in the mood still further, we’ll bringing you a quick round...

Euro 2008 – The National Anthems! 3

Euro 2008 – The National Anthems!

High on the list of things that are usually part of the tradition of international football tournaments but probably won’t be for much longer are the national anthems. For those of us watching at...

Falling From Grace 0

Falling From Grace

There are few more poignant sights than a prodigious talent that has gone wrong and, for anyone that remembers him in his prime, the descent from grace of Paul Gascoigne has been a long,...

Red Is The Colour 1

Red Is The Colour

The best team, it has to be said, won. Manchester United have been the best team in the Premier League this season, no matter how unctuous they have been at times, and no matter...

Ten Days In May 1

Ten Days In May

There are few things in life more odious than the sectarianism that still somehow manages to attach itself to the rivalry between Rangers and Celtic. Even though the two sides play each other a...

Town And Out 2

Town And Out

Sunrise, sunset. The Independent this morning reported on the successful start made by AFC Liverpool, at least off the pitch – commercial activities including a sponsorship deal have, it was reported, earned them between...

Euro 2008 – The Referees! 3

Euro 2008 – The Referees!

The men in the middle might just turn out to be the men that decide who wins Euro 2008. With no specific teams looking like world beaters, more and more is likely to come...

All Creatures Great And Small 3

All Creatures Great And Small

At the end of the season, the great and the good usually come together to pontificate over who has been the best. Not merely satisfied with the final league tables (which, you know, are...

Leicester Blows 0

Leicester Blows

It probably won’t help them much but, for the purposes of clarification, here is a list of just some of the teams that have spent at least some time in the bottom two divisions...

Saturday Afternoon With The Radio 1

Saturday Afternoon With The Radio

I awoke yesterday morning with a sense of chilling foreboding. London, the city in which I was born, appears to be suffering from some sort of collective nervous breakdown and has voted in Boris...