Posts made in November, 2008

Taking The Piss Out Of The FA Cup

By on Nov 13, 2008 in Non-League, Opinion | 3 comments

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 and after matches or Ebbsfleet United and the ongoing row over whether their supporters should pick the team (not to mention the number of even paler imitations currently...

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Bordering On The Ridiculous

By on Nov 12, 2008 in English League Football | 0 comments

In the olden days, managers either resigned, or they were sacked. There was something noble about the resignation of a football manager. The admission that they weren’t quite up to the job. The falling on the sword in order to spare the greater dignity of The Club. The flipside to this was the sacking which, in all honesty, was just as dignified. The manager,...

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Find Out What It Means To Me

By on Nov 11, 2008 in English League Football, Politics | 2 comments

Joe Kinnear, one suspects, has been out of football for too long. If he hadn’t been, he wouldn’t have been as completely unaware of the FA’s much publicised “Respect” campaign, and could have save himself a journey from Newcastle down to Soho Square to answer some questions that the FA might have to ask him about the comments that he...

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Match Of The Week – AFC Wimbledon 1-4 Wycombe Wanderers

By on Nov 11, 2008 in Non-League | 0 comments

In the end, it was all a step too far. AFC Wimbledon were outdone last night by a Wycombe side that was that little bit fitter, taller and better organised than they were. No-one can have any complaints about the result. To say that this was the only thing that mattered last night, however, would be to misinterpret the significance of the evening. This was the...

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Living Vicariously Through The FA Cup

By on Nov 8, 2008 in Non-League | 3 comments

As I hurtle unstoppably towards my late thirties, I tend to find that there is less and less to look forward to. Birthdays long ago became a cause for reflection and with an ever increasing desire to be able to say, “Whoaah! No more of these! Can’t we just stop right where we are?”. Without children of my own, Christmas Day usually finds me...

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