Yearly Archive: 2009

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 14

Well, it’s near the end of the Scottish football season, and Heart of Clackmannanshire’s new caretaker manager, Mungo McCrackas, has started to realise that his team’s biggest problem is goalscoring. So, it’s off to...

A Few Words About Chelsea Last Night 9

A Few Words About Chelsea Last Night

UEFA, according to conspiracy theorists, have “got the final they wanted”. Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona last night, and the opening line of this post is already being widely...

Ebbsfleet On The Brink? 4

Ebbsfleet On The Brink?

The ongoing saga of Ebbsfleet United and My Football Club has long been a favourite chosen subject of this site. Their first round of renewals came around earlier this year, and the results were...

The Championship – The Final Day 0

The Championship – The Final Day

They’ve been stumbling, lurching and tripping on their shoelaces, but Birmingham City are a Premier League club again. As it turned out, it was a surprisingly untense day. Kevin Fahey’s early goal at The...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 13

It’s time for your weekly dose of Mungo. This week, with the Scottish giants perilously close to being relegated, the club’s eccentric, magnet magnate chairman takes radical action which may not prove to be...

In Praise Of… Play-Offs 2

In Praise Of… Play-Offs

It’s almost that time of year again. The non-league end of season play-offs started last night with wins for Hampton & Richmond Borough and Eastleigh in the Blue Square South, and tonight the clubs...

Match Of The Week: FC Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea 7

Match Of The Week: FC Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

So, it’s a Champions League semi-final and this isn’t merely Barcelona versus Chelsea. It’s “Mas que un club” versus Chelsea, Catalunya versus Chelsea and Europe versus the Premier League. Has it come to this?...

Newcastle On The Precipice 5

Newcastle On The Precipice

When you don’t pay much attention to the Premier League, it becomes pretty easy for it to become a noise in the background. True enough, it’s a shrill, shrieking noise – the sound of...

Southampton & Their Points Deduction 2

Southampton & Their Points Deduction

Reading between the lines, the Football League’s verdict on Southampton’s attempt to put their holding company into administration without incurring a points deduction makes for pretty damning reading. The League’s conclusion stops not far...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 12

I received a curious email this morning with this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo” attached. “This is the best one ever”, it said cryptically, “so if anyone complains I’m going to make them pay”. Jolly...