Monthly Archive: February 2009

Brazil vs Italy… In London 0

Brazil vs Italy… In London

At The Emirates Stadium in London this evening, a prime example of the globalising force of football can be seen as Brazil take on Italy in a friendly international. Over the last decade or...

FA Cup Semi-Finalists Facing Winding Up Order 1

FA Cup Semi-Finalists Facing Winding Up Order

Their Victorian forebears must be turning in their graves. Darwen Football Club, FA Cup Semi-Finalists in 1881 and members of the Football League from 1891 until 1899, are on the point of bankruptcy this...

ITV’s FA Cup Disgrace 7

ITV’s FA Cup Disgrace

It’s Wednesday night, and a taut Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool is deadlocked at 0-0. With three minutes to play in extra time and the possibility of the first ever competitive penalty shoot-out...

Accrington Stanley & Ground Grading 4

Accrington Stanley & Ground Grading

One of the more welcome surprises of the last ten years or so was the return to the Football League of Accrington Stanley. The original club bearing that name famously resigned from the league...