Monthly Archive: September 2008

What On Earth’s Going Wrong At Tottenham? 2

What On Earth’s Going Wrong At Tottenham?

One of the reasons why we like league football is that it is relatively meritocratic. From only a few games in the season, the league table doesn’t lie. Setting aside aesthetic or moral arguments...

Rumour, Counter Rumour & Market Confidence 0

Rumour, Counter Rumour & Market Confidence

Another week, and another batch of rumours concerning the financial well-being of clubs in the Blue Square Premier. Fortunately, at least some of the rumours flowing around over the last seven days or so...

Match Of The Week: Dulwich Hamlet 2-2 Hendon 0

Match Of The Week: Dulwich Hamlet 2-2 Hendon

As September starts to roll into October, the evenings start to get shorter and the autumn leaves crispen and fall underfoot, The 2008/09 FA Cup continues to rumble on. We’re at the Second Qualifying...

Hang On A Minute – Joe… WHO? 2

Hang On A Minute – Joe… WHO?

Newcastle United supporters have spent much of the last couple of weeks being chippy about the rest of the world laughing at their football club. Far enough, in some respects. There has been a...

Hammers, Blades & The Damage Done 4

Hammers, Blades & The Damage Done

Such was the effect of Bryan Robson’s predictably disastrous spell of Sheffield United in charge the following season, the saga of The Blades, West Ham United and Carlos Tevez has been largely forgotten by...

The Goal That Never Was 5

The Goal That Never Was

It was, by any standards, the most bizarre moment of the football season so far, and it’s difficult to imagine that it will be bettered. During Saturday afternoon’s match in the Championship between Watford...

Stable Management And The Conference 5

Stable Management And The Conference

An interesting article by David Conn in The Guardian yesterday highlighted steps being taken by the Football Conference to limit the boom and bust culture which has blighted the league over the last few...

Subsidising The Ultra-Rich 1

Subsidising The Ultra-Rich

Bernie Ecclestone is said to be worth £2.243bn, according to the 2008 Sunday Times Rich List. Lakshmi Mittal has done even better for himself than Bernie. Mittal is, according to this year’s Forbes Rich...

A Word From Our Sponsors 7

A Word From Our Sponsors

The collapse of the holiday firm XL has had a significant effect on tens of thousands of tourists that found themselves stranded without anywhere to go on holiday, and it also caused an unusual...