October 2008

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I’m Going On My Holidays

Well, not quite. I’m moving house, to be exact. So, I’m leaving this place in the capable hands of Dotmund, who will be entertaining you all with pictures and all sorts over the next week or so, while I get myself sorted out and a new broadband connection in place. Behave yourselves, and no arguing.

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October 17, 2008
Ian

In Praise Of… “The Football Grounds Of England & Wales”, by Simon Inglis

Football has changed in many ways over the last twenty-five years. If you were to put the average twenty-five year old in a time machine and transport them back to 1983, the first thing they’d ask would be probably be, “where is the football”? Confined on the television to an hour on Saturday nights and…

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October 16, 2008
Ian

Match Of The (Mid)Week: Belarus 1-3 England

Wayne Rooney earns tens of thousands of pounds per week. It’s worth remembering this when one considers his appearance in Minsk tonight. He is one of the richest men of his age in Britain, yet he seems to have chosen to have his hair styled by a heroin addict. Moreover, he is now augmenting this…

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October 16, 2008
Ian

Review: “A Season Of Sussex Soccer”, by David Bauckham & Terry Buckman

In the review of this book, I made a comment regarding the change kit used by Rustington FC for last season which was less than complimentary. This were written without the knowledge that it was part of a breast cancer awareness campaign.  I have received complaints regarding this, and wish to apologise unreservedly for any…

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October 14, 2008
Ian

Star’s In Their Eyes?

A rather strange story appeared on the front page of “Non-League Today” this week. Under the enthusiastic headline “It’s Toon Army II”, the paper reported that a group of Newcastle United supporters have grown so disillusioned with their club that they hope to follow in the footsteps of FC United of Manchester and form an…

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October 14, 2008
Ian

Match Of The Week: England 5-1 Kazakhstan

Diddums. Bless them. Apparently, the England team are starting to get a bit of a chip on their shoulders over playing at Wembley. They don’t much like the fact that they get booed there when they play there. It’s not fair. Why don’t we all love them unconditionally? After all, they go to all the…

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October 11, 2008
Ian

Seconds Out… Round Two

Mohammed bin Hammam has been in London this week, and it looks as if he has been learning some new words. The chairman of the Asian Football Confederation has managed an almost complete volte face on the Premier League’s Game 39 plans, and his choice of words gave away where he has been taking his…

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October 11, 2008
Ian
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