Posts made in August, 2008

Match Of The Week – Shoreham 1-3 Kingstonian

By on Aug 31, 2008 in Non-League | 0 comments

Middle Road, Shoreham, was not the scene of one of our greatest triumphs last season. We turned up there at the start of last season for Shoreham’s FA Cup match against Horley Town and, at the end of the half-time break, whilst waiting for a drink at the bar, my eyes were drawn towards a bottle of sambuca behind the bar. I asked for two shots of it, but the...

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A Rich Tapestry

By on Aug 30, 2008 in Latest, Non-League | 1 comment

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 everyone remembers from some point in the past if you jog their memories hard enough. The ludicrously-named FC Halifax Town, who formed during the summer when Halifax Town...

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What To Do About The League Cup?

By on Aug 28, 2008 in Latest | 3 comments

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 has already provided a couple of surprises, including Northampton Town beating Bolton Wanderers and Rotherham United knocking out Wolverhampton Wanderers on penalties...

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In Praise Of… Matthew Le Tissier

By on Aug 27, 2008 in Latest | 9 comments

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 to the monosyllable of merely “Matt”) was the great lost English talent of the last thirty years in some respects, but in others he fulfilled much that many...

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The Managerial Merry-Go-Round Grinds Into Gear

By on Aug 27, 2008 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

It usually takes approximately three matches before the rumour mill starts to rotate, so it is that time again. Already, there is talk that Alan Curbishley is going to be kicked out from West Ham United, and that Harry Redknapp is going to make a “surprise” return to the East End to take over there. Lower down the football pyramid, the knives are also...

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