Posts made in April, 2009

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 13

Shit Shot Mungo: Episode 13

By on Apr 30, 2009 in Art, Mungo | 1 comment

It’s time for your weekly dose of Mungo. This week, with the Scottish giants perilously close to being relegated, the club’s eccentric, magnet magnate chairman takes radical action which may not prove to be as successful as he would hope. Scribbling, as ever, is by the effervescent Dotmund, and you can embiggenate it here. For the record, I will be...

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In Praise Of… Play-Offs

By on Apr 29, 2009 in English League Football, Opinion | 2 comments

It’s almost that time of year again. The non-league end of season play-offs started last night with wins for Hampton & Richmond Borough and Eastleigh in the Blue Square South, and tonight the clubs of the Blue Square North do battle in the first part of their end of season mini-tournament. The Football League ends this weekend, and there is a sizeable...

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Match Of The Week: FC Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

By on Apr 28, 2009 in English League Football | 7 comments

So, it’s a Champions League semi-final and this isn’t merely Barcelona versus Chelsea. It’s “Mas que un club” versus Chelsea, Catalunya versus Chelsea and Europe versus the Premier League. Has it come to this? Are Barcelona the only continental club that can take on the swagger of the Premier League and give them a game? It certainly...

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Newcastle On The Precipice

By on Apr 27, 2009 in English League Football | 5 comments

When you don’t pay much attention to the Premier League, it becomes pretty easy for it to become a noise in the background. True enough, it’s a shrill, shrieking noise – the sound of a child in a supermarket after its mother has bought Ready Brek rather than Coco Pops – but it soon becomes little more than a drone in the background. I’m...

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Match Of The Week – AFC Wimbledon 3-0 St Albans City

By on Apr 26, 2009 in Non-League | 8 comments

In the morning came the doubts and the what ifs. What if half-time comes and Hampton are five up at Maidenhead? However unlikely it seemed, there was no mathematical certainty to Wimbledon’s promotion into the BSP until five o’clock but, back in the real world, everyone knows that the game is already up. On a bright, sunny spring afternoon, they come to...

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