Posts made in September, 2008

A Word From Our Sponsors

By on Sep 15, 2008 in Finance, Latest | 7 comments

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 sight on Saturday evening’s “Match Of The Day”. XL were the shirt sponsors of West Ham United, and the sudden non-existence of the company meant that West...

Read More

Match Of The Week: Barnet 1-1 Morecambe

By on Sep 13, 2008 in English League Football | 1 comment

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 United and AFC Bournemouth having been deducted a massive amount of points between them over their recent financial difficulties, several clubs...

Read More


By on Sep 13, 2008 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 4 comments

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 these days – they put up with whatever they’re given. There’s none of that going on at Newcastle United at the moment. They’re angry. There is an extent...

Read More

Broadcast News

By on Sep 11, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

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 marketplace, having purchased FA Cup, Premier League, Conference and England away match television rights over the last couple of years or so. This...

Read More

Match Of The (Mid)Week – Croatia 1-4 England

By on Sep 10, 2008 in Latest | 7 comments

Goodness. Well, I don’t think that any of us were expecting that. The build up had been about as horrific as could be. A terrible performance against the Czech Republic that was not masked by a flukey, last minute equaliser in front of a booing crowd. Then, a disjointed performance against an Andorran team that is about as limited as international teams come....

Read More