October 2008

latest posts

There’s No Business Like Snow Business

It is always surprising when it snows in England, and the fact that it takes everyone by surprise causes a few problems. The trains, which seem to have been designed to only run properly when the sky is fair and the temperature sits at between seventeen and twenty degrees, grind slowly to a halt. Pavements…

more 1
October 31, 2008
Ian

Match Of The (Mid)Week: Arsenal 4-4 Tottenham Hotspur

What a difference a week makes. This time last week, Tottenham Hotspur looked down and out in the Premier League – slipping adrift at the foot of the Premier League and players so bereft of confidence that they seemed more likely to come out onto the pitch and attach a line of nooses to one…

more 1
October 30, 2008
Ian

Exodus From Genesis

Without wishing to blow my own trumpet too much, there are times when I think that perhaps this site should renamed, “Well, I Warned You That This Would Happen”. What is more surprising is that whilst we often see the screamingly obvious about some of the more hare-brained schemes that people within “The Game” manage…

more 2
October 30, 2008
Ian

Frozen Out

Looking at the average attendance tables for the Ryman League Division One North doesn’t make for especially happy reading if you are interested in the well-being of the non league game in North-East London. The four smallest clubs in the division are all from that particular neck of the woods, with Ilford, Waltham Forest, Redbridge…

more 3
October 28, 2008
Ian

Tottenham Hotspur, A Bassett Hound & An Unlikely Escape Plan

It has been a busy few days at White Hart Lane, as one might expect from a club having its worst ever start to a season. On Thursday night, they lost 2-0 to Udinese in the UEFA Cup, confirming that their slump this season isn’t the result of a sudden leap in the quality of…

more 1
October 27, 2008
Ian

Draw Specialists

The draw for the First Round of the FA Cup took place today and, after the shenanigans of last year’s competition, there has been a considerable amount of interest in this year’s draw. It is, for some clubs, the culmination of many weeks’ hard work. The preliminary rounds started in August, and six rounds have…

more 3
October 26, 2008
Ian

Evans Above (Or Perhaps Below)

The announcement of the death of David Evans last week will send many people of a certain age on a trip down memory lane. Evans was the Conservative MP for the Welwyn-Hatfield constituency for ten years from 1987 until 1997, but to football supporters he was better known as “the man that banned away supporters…

more 0
October 25, 2008
Ian
1 2 5
Also available on…
Socialise With Us