Posts made in February, 2009

Spurs, Aston Villa & The UEFA Cup

By on Feb 28, 2009 in English League Football | 0 comments

Much as it was unsurprising, it was still a fairly depressing spectacle. On Thursday night, Aston Villa and Spurs put out reserve teams for their UEFA Cup matches against CSKA Moscow and Shakhtar Donetsk, and they both paid a predictable price for it, crashing out of the competition. It was, as if it were needed, a further reminder that football long since ceased to...

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The Non-League Primer

By on Feb 28, 2009 in Non-League | 4 comments

Many of the idiosyncracies of non-league football remain a mystery to those that don’t watch it very often. To the average viewer of Premier League football, the nature of the non-league game often seems as baffling as it would do if they turned up and the referee was nude. Right from before the kick-off, the conventions are different. Buying tickets in...

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Shit Shot Mungo – Episode 4

Shit Shot Mungo – Episode 4

By on Feb 26, 2009 in Art, Mungo | 1 comment

Well, yes. It’s Thursday night, so it’s time for a break from all this depressing stuff about football clubs going bust and time for another episode of “Shit Shot Mungo”, the cartoon which features everybody’s favourite incompetent Scottish footballer (insert your own jokes here). This week, in the light of Heart of...

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The 20 “Most Important” Football Clubs In The World

By on Feb 24, 2009 in Latest | 116 comments

It doesn’t do any of us any harm to occasionally remind ourselves of the sheer blustering pomposity of the biggest clubs in football. Tonight’s ambassadors for “giving the fans what they want” (as ever, a thin mask for “making more money for ourselves”) are Milan, who had some very important opinions to give on the subject of a...

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