Yearly Archive: 2009

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E18 1

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E18

This week in “Shit Shot Mungo”, Heart of Clackmannanshire take the field for their match with only one significant change in their fortunes – their star striker Mungo McCrackas now wears a bow tie. Can Mungo ease the woe with a winning goal? No. Of course he can’t.

Kings Lynn Football Club Have Seven Days To Find £65,000 6

Kings Lynn Football Club Have Seven Days To Find £65,000

Kings Lynn Football Club were wound up in the court today, giving them seven days to pay a debt to HMRC of £65,000. A club of their size isn’t just going to disappear overnight unless the supporters give up the ghost and walk away from it, even if they have to restart at a lower level next season.

The FA vs The Premier League Reaches Critical Mass 6

The FA vs The Premier League Reaches Critical Mass

England’s bid for the 2018 World Cup is back on the ropes following the resignation of Dave Richards, but how much of this is to do with hysterical stories in the media and the Premier League following up on their apparent vendetta against Lord Triesman of the Football Association?

Portsmouth Sack Paul Hart, But Who Will Replace Him? 2

Portsmouth Sack Paul Hart, But Who Will Replace Him?

Portsmouth’s decision to sack Paul Hart hasn’t exactly been a surprise, but the paucity of high calibre names being chosen to replace him betrays their current position. Will they go for someone that lasted just a season at Chelsea or a manager who couldn’t cope with life in the Championship?

Bishop Auckland – In The Nick Of Time – Are Going Home 5

Bishop Auckland – In The Nick Of Time – Are Going Home

One of the great names in amateur football has been living out of a suitcase since 2002 but, after numerous delays and hurdles, Bishop Auckland Football Club will now be returning to its hometown next year. It’s the end of a fifteen year quest to get a new stadium of their own.

Video Of The Week: Match Of The 70s – 1970/71 4

Video Of The Week: Match Of The 70s – 1970/71

This week’s “Video Of The Week” is the start of the BBC’s “Match Of The Seventies”, featuring the 1970/71 season. Hosted by Dennis Waterman, it has just enough attention to detail and access to the BBC archive alone means that this series is a cut above the rest.

Chester City Football Club: The Death Rattle (Part 4) 5

Chester City Football Club: The Death Rattle (Part 4)

It’s Chester City time again. That lovable rogue Stephen Vaughan Senior has been giving conflicting interviews in the media, but it’s not difficult to read between the lines of what he is saying. Still, if the club doesn’t pay it football creditors by the 30th November, it will all be irrelevant.

Match Of The Week: Spurs 9-1 Wigan Athletic 9

Match Of The Week: Spurs 9-1 Wigan Athletic

Spurs have scored nine goals before in front of the “Match Of The Day” cameras, against Bristol Rovers in the Second Divison in 1977. This, however, was a different kettle of fish, and it’s a result that casts doubt over Wigan Athletic’s ability to keep their heads above water this season.

Should We Be Surprised If European Football Is Fixed? 6

Should We Be Surprised If European Football Is Fixed?

The news that a major match-fixing ring has been uncovered in Germany should come as no great surprise, particularly as two of the accused have been involved in this sort of thing before. Everybody in the game, however, from those that run it to those that play it (and even those of us that watch it), has ensure that football isn’t rigged.

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Trying To Dissect The Thierry Henry Handball

The British media have been gorging on the reflected anger of the Thierry Henry handball saga over the last couple of days or so, but do Irish football supporters need the British media churning up a diplomatic row on the scale of The Bay Of Pigs Crisis over a mistake on the part of a referee?

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Shit Shot Mungo: S02E17

This week’s Shit Shot Mungo sees the financial crisis at Heart of Clackmannanshire deepen still further, as the club is forced to put all of its players on part-time wages, but one man (who has been earning £190,000 per week for as long as anyone can remember) may be able to save the day. He probably won’t, though.

Match Of The Midweek: Algeria 1-0 Egypt 9

Match Of The Midweek: Algeria 1-0 Egypt

It’s the derby of North Africa and the stakes couldn’t be higher – a play-off match in Sudan for a place in the World Cup finals in South Africa next year. Will the apolcayptic predictions of some in the press come to pass, or will we merely see which of these relative under-achievers will get through?

Why Bradford City Should Stay At Valley Parade 3

Why Bradford City Should Stay At Valley Parade

The issue of Bradford City leaving Valley Parade for rugby league club Bradford Bulls’ Odsal Stadium, which the council would like to redevelop as a “sports village”. What, though, is the major benefit for Bradford City when they have a perfectly good – if expensive – facility on a long term lease?

Swindon Town’s Turn For A Winding Up Order? 6

Swindon Town’s Turn For A Winding Up Order?

Swindon Town are reported to have been with a demand for bankruptcy by one of their creditors, but their robust response to it has been to dispute that they even owe this money. So, did the company that lent it to them make a mistake, or are the club’s new owners barking up the wrong tree?

Jack Warner – FIFA Vice-President With A Difference 2

Jack Warner – FIFA Vice-President With A Difference

England’s bid for the 2018 World Cup is plenty capable of derailing itself, but vice-president Jack Warner has unsurprisingly now been getting involved. Should the FA be being lectured on morals by him, though? Mark Murphy thinks that they probably shouldn’t be.

Sign My Son & I Might Lend You Some Money 5

Sign My Son & I Might Lend You Some Money

When Blue Square Premier club Histon spoke to an investor about putting some more money into the club, he agreed, but with a rather peculiar clause which the club decided not to take him up on. Will clubs like Histon cut their cloth accordingly, or is this just the start of a new trend?