Monthly Archive: August 2008

Biting The Hand That Feeds You 3

Biting The Hand That Feeds You

In an era in which it often feels as if too many people within football get too much praise, it sometimes feels as if there are too few people left that could be described...

An Early Kick-Off 0

An Early Kick-Off

Has it really been just ninety-one days since the 2008 FA Cup Final? Apparently it has, but the FA Cup gets back under way this weekend with the Extra Preliminary Round. On Saturday afternoon,...

In Praise Of… Football Manager 3

In Praise Of… Football Manager

For a twelve year old boy in 1984, could there have been a greater joy in the world then opening a birthday present to see the already-familiar rainbow logo that signified a Sinclair ZX...

Premier League Preview 2008/09 1

Premier League Preview 2008/09

You might not guess it from this morning’s papers, but the new season has already begun, and many of last weekend’s result served as a handily timely reminder of how gloriously unpredictable football can...

A Minute’s Applause 1

A Minute’s Applause

On the eve of the new season, the hope and optimism are, in their own way, very entertaining to watch. There was, however, sad and sobering news this week in the form of an...

Non-League Preview 2008/09 7

Non-League Preview 2008/09

Right, here we go, then. The new season starts for the Blue Square, Ryman, Unibond and BGB Southern Leagues tomorrow, so I’ve managed to fit in a quick preview of what I think is...

League One & League Two – 2008/09 2

League One & League Two – 2008/09

If last season was a season of mixed messages in the bottom two divisions of the Football League, then this season may be the one in which size matters in League One, whilst, with...

Give Them An Ince And They’ll Take A Mile 1

Give Them An Ince And They’ll Take A Mile

In this day and age, racism has become easier to spot. You no longer get working class northern comedians on primetime television yakking on about “nig-nogs” and, in football, no-one could away with, say,...

The First Proper Guffaw Of The Season 0

The First Proper Guffaw Of The Season

It’s over before it begun then, for this season. Last season, you’ll remember, Rangers were involved in a dreadful case of fixture congestion as they fought to walk off with the UEFA Cup, the...

The Championship – 2008/09 3

The Championship – 2008/09

If last season’s Championship is anything to go by, this page is a complete waste of time. This time last year we talked glumly of the likelihood of all three of the recently relegated...

Banned For Life? 0

Banned For Life?

Slowly but surely, the new season is starting to come to life. Players are starting to sign for their new clubs, the pre-season matches are coming to an end, and by next weekend we’ll...

Preliminary Reports 2

Preliminary Reports

Well, I can barely contain my excitement. The FA Cup starts in two weeks time, and here’s a list of the matches that ITV will be covering as part of their expanded web coverage....