Monthly Archive: December 2008

Fortune’s Always Hiding? 3

Fortune’s Always Hiding?

West Ham United have been, financially speaking, probably the English football club that has been the hardest hit by the recent changes in the international financial climate. At the start of September they lost...

When The Lights Went Out (Revisited) 1

When The Lights Went Out (Revisited)

It’s reassuring to come back from the Christmas break to find that the fallout from the much aborted FA Cup match between Droylsden and Chesterfield is still rumbling on. After the first match was...

When The Lights Went Out 4

When The Lights Went Out

AFC Wimbledon supporters will already be aware of the occasionally intransigent ways of the Ryman League. A couple of seasons ago, when an administrative error meant that one of their players was incorrectly registered...

In Praise Of… Viktor Boskovic 2

In Praise Of… Viktor Boskovic

They were different, different times. Foreign players started appearing in English football in something approaching significant numbers in the late 1970s, but foreign managers remained anathema for more than a decade. There was, however,...

The Strangest Cup Run Of The Year 4

The Strangest Cup Run Of The Year

As noted on here last night, Blyth Spartans made it a record eight non-league clubs in the Third Round of this year’s FA Cup with their 1-0 win against AFC Bournemouth at Croft Park...