Posts made in December, 2008

In Praise Of… Steve Bull

By on Dec 16, 2008 in English League Football | 0 comments

The recent departure of Steve Bull from the managerial job at troubled Conference North club Stafford Rangers was, according to the club itself’s press statement, “No reflection on results achieved on the field play or Mr. Bull’s managerial skills, but is based purely on the cost cutting operation currently being undertaken at the club”. There can...

Read More

The After Show Party

By on Dec 15, 2008 in Latest | 11 comments

Long time readers will remember how exciting things all got last December, when we won the award for being the “Best Blog That You’ve Never Heard Of” at the 2007 Soccerlens Awards. Well, another year has gone by and it looks as though we have gone up in the world because today it was confirmed that this little site has won the 2008 Soccerlens...

Read More

Match Of The Week: Al Ahly 2-4 Pachuca

By on Dec 14, 2008 in Latest | 0 comments

The FIFA World Club Cup got under way last week, and it’s time to bring you all up to speed with the latest events from Japan. Three matches have already been played, and there’s now break until Wednesday, when the first semi-final match is to be played. Then, on Thursday morning (GMT), Manchester United enter the fray with their semi-final, with...

Read More

Setanta & I

By on Dec 14, 2008 in Latest | 2 comments

Like many people, I had managed to avoid paying to watch the football on the television for many years. During my twenties, Monday night was reserved for going to the pub for the live match on Sky Sports. In more recent times, I availed myself of many of the dodgy options on offer with a little looking on the internet, citing the failure of the Premier League to...

Read More

Helpful Suggestions To UEFA (Part 372)

By on Dec 12, 2008 in Latest | 3 comments

Hands up how many of you watched a live Champions League match on the television this week? Not many? Thought not, and there’s a reason for it. The group stages of the Champions League are an almost complete waste of time. If you were sitting slumped in front of the couch this week thinking this, you’re not alone. The crowds are staying away. Just 5,750...

Read More