Monthly Archive: July 2008

Laws Of Diminishing Returns 3

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...

A Few Home Truths 2

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...

Game, Sepp & Match 0

Game, Sepp & Match

Sometimes, the question of whether FIFA has any morals or not is so cloudy that the casual reader can scarcely see the hand in front of their face. It is aloready fairly clear that...

Let’s Take A Look At That Again… 4

Let’s Take A Look At That Again…

There are some creations in football that are so commonplace that we seldom stop to think where they came from, but without them, the game would be unrecognisable from the one that we know...

If You’re Clicking Your Heels 2

If You’re Clicking Your Heels

It’s the final year of the Intertoto Cup, the competition that everybody wins (you’ll find some Newcastle United supporters that claim that victory in last year’s tournament was their first major trophy since the...

It’s All In The Head 2

It’s All In The Head

As last season kicked off, Scott Carson must have thought that the world was at his feet. He had come a long way very quickly. He had been spotted in 2002 playing for non-league...

The Tyranny Of Football 10

The Tyranny Of Football

A curious article appeared in “The Guardian” on Saturday, in which the actor, writer and comedian David Mitchell tried to sum up his dislike for football. Reading it back this morning, one cannot help...

A Kewelling Off Period 1

A Kewelling Off Period

It’s unlikely that Leeds United will be playing Galatasaray in the next couple of years or so. An element of racour still exists between the two clubs following serious crowd disturbances surrounding their Champions...