Monthly Archive: August 2008

A Rich Tapestry 1

A Rich Tapestry

It’s the Preliminary Round of The FA Cup this afternoon, which sees 332 teams taking part for a place in the First Qualifying Round of the competition. There are, as ever, some names that...

What To Do About The League Cup? 3

What To Do About The League Cup?

It’s the end of August. This means, of course, that it’s time for our annual dissection of what is wrong with the League Cup. This year’s Second Round has already been played, and it...

In Praise Of… Matthew Le Tissier 9

In Praise Of… Matthew Le Tissier

As I pondered the smoking ruins of England’s match against the Czech Republic last week, my mind turned back to Matthew Le Tissier. Matthew (and it seems somewhat wrong to reduce his first name...

Inside The Mindset Of The Premier League 5

Inside The Mindset Of The Premier League

Manchester City may be at the beginning of embarking upon a financial crisis that has never before been seen in English football, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not full of imaginative ideas for...

Weekend Break 0

Weekend Break

I’m having a night off tonight. This is all in preparation for a very exciting weekend of football. It’s a Conference South special weekend, and I’ll be taking in St Albans City vs Chelmsford...

Merthyr Most Foul 3

Merthyr Most Foul

Football club implosions can take several different forms, to the point that it is is probably fair to say that there is no one route to insolvency. Sometimes, mere spending beyond one’s means for...

Do We Really Care? I Mean, Really? 3

Do We Really Care? I Mean, Really?

Oh, to spend a day living inside Fabio Capello’s head. The presumption had been that he would wait until after the friendly match tomorrow night against the Czech Republic at Wembley, but it now...

Football’s Favourite Basket Cases 0

Football’s Favourite Basket Cases

Plus ca change. In June 2007, we expressed our concerns over the new ownership taking over at Manchester City. “The military government in Thailand have already tried to seize all of his assets once”,...

A Special Treat, For The New Season 5

A Special Treat, For The New Season

Seeing as how it’s the start of the Premier League season and the FA Cup today, here’s a little something to keep you all entertained – a complete episode of 6-0-6 with Danny Baker,...

A Few Things About Local Derbies 3

A Few Things About Local Derbies

What constitutes a local derby seems, on the face of it, to be a question with a pretty obvious answer. However, if we take a couple of minutes to actually examine it, it becomes...