Monthly Archive: March 2009

Review: The Damned United 1

Review: The Damned United

I have been a little unwell over the last twenty-four hours so, in lieu of being able to write anything myself, I wrapped our usual cartoonist Ted Carter in mittens, a warm scarf and...

Kettering Town: Panic Averted 0

Kettering Town: Panic Averted

In the long lost days of election into the Football League, Kettering Town were regular unsuccessful applicants. Between 1900 and 1979, they applied for a place amongst the elite ninety-two on eighteen occasions and...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 8

Is it that time of the week again already? In this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”, the club starts to conspire to deliberately injure their goal-shy striker in order to give their new Japanese striker,...

Brechin City, UEFA And A Hedge 1

Brechin City, UEFA And A Hedge

In many respects, the idiosyncracies of British football grounds add flavour to the match day experience of the football supporter. Slowly but surely, however, the more individual characteristics of our clubs are being eaten...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 7

This week’s episode of “Shit Shot Mungo” is a very special one (as if they aren’t all very special), because it features the debut of Japan’s finest football export since Arsene Wenger, The Goalinator...

Weymouth & Walter Mitty 0

Weymouth & Walter Mitty

Some of you will be familiar with a short story called “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty”. Written by James Thurber shortly before the start of World War II, it is the story of...

Alan Pardew & Ill-Advised Rape Comments 3

Alan Pardew & Ill-Advised Rape Comments

Last night, viewers of the BBC2 programme “Match Of The Day 2″ (which, like most sequels, largely fails to capture the excitement of the original) were somewhat surprised to hear a comment made by...

The Promotion Jitters 1

The Promotion Jitters

Burton Albion lost 2-1 at Ebbsfleet United in the Blue Square Premier on Wednesday night. There was, in itself, nothing extraordinary about this, but this defeat marks the third successive match that the once...