Underneath The Archie

For the many things that British football has exported across the world – naked greed, hooliganism, you know the sort of thing – but some of them, just some of them, have been worthwhile. The league system is an British invention, as is international...

Too Many Captions, Too Little Time

Taken from the inside of the toilets of the Premier League’s headquarters, this photograph is so rich with possibility that I couldn’t not post it up here. I always told you that Richard Scudamore is full of...

Seeing The Wood For The Trees

If you live in the south of England, one of the biggest myths that you grow up with is the one that says that, “All Manchester United supporters are football tourists from Devon, Surrey, Ireland, Norway and South Korea. All football supporters in Manchester...

Laws Of Diminishing Returns

The casual observer might have thought that the world was at their feet. A not unimpressive mid-table finish and a Wembley win against Torquay United in the FA Trophy coupled with the deep pockets of Eurostar and the worldwide interest of MyFootballClub should, in...

A Few Home Truths

The trouble with this pre-season that runs for weeks and weeks is that it starts to drag. For those of us with no particular interest in the rumour mill, who are just hoping that their their team starts the new season with the requisite number of players and...