Monthly Archive: September 2008

Match Of The Week: Barnet 1-1 Morecambe 1

Match Of The Week: Barnet 1-1 Morecambe

One of the least desirable effects of the Football League’s absurdly disproportionate points deductions in League Two has been the comparative lack of competition at the bottom of the table. With Luton Town, Rotherham...

Boooooooooooooo 4

Boooooooooooooo

There are few things in football that are more pleasurable to hear than a damn good booing, but you don’t hear enough of it these days. Too many football supporters are far too supine...

Broadcast News 2

Broadcast News

Like most of us, for me, last night was a first opportunity to sample the delights of Setanta Sports. The newest entrants into the British sports broadcasting landscape have aggressively asserted themselves in the...

Worcester Sauce 5

Worcester Sauce

On the day that the England team are due to get a pasting in a World Cup qualifier, it feels apt that we should be dropping in on another team in crisis with a...

Share & Share Alike 2

Share & Share Alike

Liverpool supporters must be looking at The City Of Manchester Stadium and wondering where it all went wrong. So keen were they to jump into bed with the first “billionaires” to come along with...

When Technology Fails 1

When Technology Fails

One of the great innovations of modern football is the ability for someone sitting at home to keep up to date with the latest scores in almost many match the you care to think...

Match Of The Week: Andorra 0-2 England 3

Match Of The Week: Andorra 0-2 England

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss? It’s reassuring, in a way, actually. The new season has started, and England are being terrible. Last night in Barcelona, England toiled and struggled and...

Dons On The Run 3

Dons On The Run

September seems likely to see the closure of yet another famous, old North London football ground, as Hendon FC finally prepare to leave Claremont Road after a protracted battle which has seen the club...

A Tale Of Three Cities 4

A Tale Of Three Cities

It is a grim irony that the newspaper headlines have been consumed with the travails of three clubs who, at various points over the last two years or so, have been heralding brave new...

Geordie Messiah In “Not Geordie Messiah” Shock 0

Geordie Messiah In “Not Geordie Messiah” Shock

People always misjudged the anti-Glazer protests at Manchester United. It was always a more nuanced argument than being against foreign ownership in football. There is nothing wrong with foreign ownership of English football clubs,...

Pride Comes Before A Fall 2

Pride Comes Before A Fall

At the precise time of writing, it’s too early to say for sure whether Dimitar Berbatov has gone to Manchester United or gone to Manchester City, or whether he will stay at White Hart...