Birmingham City – Out With The Old & In With The New

Opinion is polarised in football about Birmingham’s new frontman Carson Yeung (not ‘owner,’ you’ll notice; takeovers just cannot be that simple). Some would agree with the man who sneered: “He’s not going to put a penny in…I don’t think that’s likely to change.”...

The Guardian Is Banned From The Bates Motel

It was something of a disappointment that there wasn’t a big empty space in this morning’s edition of the Guardian’s sports section. It would have been the most fitting response to Ken Bates’ decision to ban the newspaper from Elland Road as a...

Yes, It’s Sulaiman Al-Fahim Again!

You’d have thought that even the publicity junkie that is Sulaiman Al-Fahim would keep as low a profile as possible, after his dismal, embarrassing failures at Portsmouth, but no. Having done a round of self-justificatory chats with the UK press, who didn’t balk at...

Match Of The Week: Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea

There’s something afoot in the court of Chelsea. After a start to the season that carried on the way that last season ended (high octane football mixed with the arrogance of the club that knows that it is amongst the best in Europe), they have started to look...

Supporters Direct Arrive At The Crossroads

This year’s annual Supporters Direct conference found the organisation at something of a crossroads. The high profile failure of Supporters Trusts at Notts County and Stockport County have caused a deal of unwanted attention to be cast upon SD (even though they...