Monthly Archive: November 2008

Tax Returns 0

Tax Returns

It’s probably safe to assume that Donal Macintyre isn’t that much of a football fan. Not because he gives the impression of being someone that hates football, even though his previous dalliance with the...

Holidays In The Sun 0

Holidays In The Sun

Sepp Blatter is worried. The global downturn in the economy has left him fretting about the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. A couple of years ago, a World Cup in South Africa was...

(Almost) Forty Years Of The FA Trophy 1

(Almost) Forty Years Of The FA Trophy

If one competition brought the curtain down on the era of the distinction between the amateur and the professional within English football, it was the FA Trophy. Since the nineteenth century, the amateurs had...

Rare Praise For The Premier League 0

Rare Praise For The Premier League

Before I start this evening, please accept my apologies for problems with the loading speed of the site at the moment. It seems to be taking thirty seconds to load rather than the one...

A Marriage Of Inconvenience 6

A Marriage Of Inconvenience

After the forced decampment of Wimbledon to Milton Keynes, we thought, perhaps, “never again”. That was six years ago, but football franchising is raising its ugly head again. This time, however, the rumour mill...

All They Want Is Gold & Silver 1

All They Want Is Gold & Silver

£450 isn’t an exceptionally large amount of money these days, and it’s mere change down the back of the sofa to an organistation the size of Liverpool Football Club. Small surprise, then, that they...

In Praise Of… Brian Clough 0

In Praise Of… Brian Clough

The unveiling of a new statue of Brian Clough in Nottingham last week seems like as good a time as any to to take a quick look back at the career of arguably English...

Uncomfortable Truths 1

Uncomfortable Truths

So, is Brian Mawhinney, the chairman of the Football League, after a job working for the Premier League? I ask the question because it would appear to be the most obvious explanation for Mawhinney’s...

The Wenger Bus Is Coming? 0

The Wenger Bus Is Coming?

Arsenal’s season has thus far been characterised by what would appear be a split personality that would leave even Henry Jekyll nodding his head in silent admiration. There have been times this season when...

Taking The Piss Out Of The FA Cup 3

Taking The Piss Out Of The FA Cup

The slow burning feeling that football is set to turn into little than a reality TV show has been growing over the last few years. Whether through Setanta invading the dressing rooms before, during...