The “Fit & Proper Persons Test” Sting

The News of the World will surely soon reveal Qadbak, Sardar Hyat, Ali Al-Faraj and all the other names involved in the welter of recent takeover tales, as part of an elaborate sting to expose the inadequacies of football’s “Fit and Proper Persons” tests. Sulaiman...

Match Of The Midweek: England 3-0 Belarus

Well, at least we now have half an idea of what Catweazle looked like when he was younger. Actually, the most remarkable thing about David Beckham’s beard – which was just about the most interesting thing about this routine win – is that it seems to...

The Evil That Is The Internet Football Forum

Lincoln City supporter Keith Duncombe stepped into the murky world of the football internet forum in 1997 and, in spite of warnings from his doctor about the ill-effects that it is all having on his blood pressure, he is still there. In 1997 I coined my first ever...

Blackburn vs Burnley: Time To Burst The Bubble?

Like many local rivals, Blackburn Rovers and Burnley have more in common than either would care to admit, and the rivalry between the two clubs has the added bonus of rarity value. This weekend, they meet at Ewood Park in the Premier League. It’s the first time...