Monthly Archive: January 2009

Another Three Years Of “Match Of The Day” 1

Another Three Years Of “Match Of The Day”

The news that the BBC has secured a further three years of Premier League highlights makes for a potentially intriguing situation. In August 2014, a year after their next contract ends, the BBC’s flagship...

O Hell – Crisis At Leyton Orient? 11

O Hell – Crisis At Leyton Orient?

It was only last week that we discussed Leyton Orient’s possible mooting of a move from their home at Brisbane Road to Harlow in Essex. It seemed likely at the time that this was...

Match Of The Midweek – Everton 1-1 Arsenal 2

Match Of The Midweek – Everton 1-1 Arsenal

Is there a more quintessentially English fixture in the football calendar than Everton against Arsenal on a Wednesday night at the end of January at Goodison Park? These are the two longest-serving members of...

The Late Jim Thompson 0

The Late Jim Thompson

The death of Jim Thompson last week was a passing that left most people in the non-league game with mixed feelings. On the one hand, Thompson was the chairman of the Steering Committee which...

Match Of The Week I: Lewes 0-1 Mansfield Town 3

Match Of The Week I: Lewes 0-1 Mansfield Town

According to White Hart Lane legend, upon leaving White Hart Lane after an irrepairable breakdown in his relationship with the new owners, Keith Burkinshaw looked over his shoulder at the ground that he had...

The Insufferable Arrogance Of Garry Cook 5

The Insufferable Arrogance Of Garry Cook

“We had entered into a confidentiality agreement weeks ago but, in my personal opinion, they bottled it”, said Garry Cook to BBC Radio upon his Kaka-less return from Milan. It didn’t end there. Having...

Leyton Orient: The Harlow Connection 6

Leyton Orient: The Harlow Connection

If there is one thing that we can all be reasonably certain about over the next year or two, it’s that a lot of things are going to blamed on the “credit crunch”. More...

Kaka, Manchester City & Great Expectations 2

Kaka, Manchester City & Great Expectations

For the Manchester City executives that have been in Milan all day trying to to confirm a deal for the signature of Kaka, today has undoubtedly been an eventful one. There have been protests...

Sitting Tenants 5

Sitting Tenants

It was one of those facts that everyone knew. The Drill Field, home of Northwich Victoria, was the oldest continually used football stadium in the world. Indeed, the Vics even managed a couple of...

Parklife 5

Parklife

Every Sunday morning, through the mist of breath that smells of last nights drink and Deep Heat on park pitches the length of Britain, a strange, almost tribal dance takes place. It isn’t a...