Monthly Archive: December 2009

A Scrum For The Soul Of Kings Lynn 6

A Scrum For The Soul Of Kings Lynn

The body of Kings Lynn Football Club is still warm, but the race is already on to secure the lease to The Walks and start the club afresh from the beginning of next season. While one of the interested parties offers a quick fix, though, the long term should be the supporters’ aim.

England 2018 – Now Unsupportable? 32

England 2018 – Now Unsupportable?

Hats off to the 2018 World Cup committee! They trimmed the list down from sixteen to twelve cities as potential venues to host matches for the 2018 World Cup should England, and they left Milton Keynes in. Presumably they didn’t want our support.

Battle For Control Of Watford 6

Battle For Control Of Watford

Watford Football Club is at the point of falling victim to a vicious power struggle that is now threatening its very existence. Can the protagonists be persuaded back from the brink, or is everybody concerned more interested in lining their own pockets than the future of the club itself?

How Mick McCarthy Let Wolves Down 11

How Mick McCarthy Let Wolves Down

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy may be claiming some sort of moral victory as the result of only losing 3-0 to Manchester United last night, but he appears not to have taken the supporters that travelled to Old Trafford into account.

Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

Mark Murphy has been looking at the Notts County supporters’ reaction to recent events at Meadow Lane, and he is less than impressed. But then, what else would you expect from supporters that, as it turrned out, gave their club away for one pound?

Video Of The Week: Match Of The 70s – 1972/73 2

Video Of The Week: Match Of The 70s – 1972/73

This week’s Video Of The Week is another episode of “Match Of The Seventies”, which takes us back to 1972/73 and features a prototype version of the Liverpool team that would go on to rule Europe later on in the decade and in the 1980s pipping Arsenal and Leeds United to the First Division championship.

Match Of The Week: Swansea City 0-1 Forest 0

Match Of The Week: Swansea City 0-1 Forest

The Championship is starting to open up in the same way that it has in previous seasons, and the chances are that even if Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion end up strolling back into the Premier League, the race for the play-offs might be as tight as ever.

Dean Ashton’s Career Has Been Cut Short By Injury 2

Dean Ashton’s Career Has Been Cut Short By Injury

Dean Ashton’s career is over at the age of just twenty-six. Tragedy though this is, he can at least reflect upon the fact that he made it in the first place, and that his career in the game doesn’t have to be completely over. This may end up being a new opportunity presenting itself.

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Shit Shot Mungo: S02E20

And now for a little light relief. This week’s “Shit Shot Mungo” sees Mungo McCrackas facing the indignity of being dropped from the Heart of Clackmanannshire team by manager Gary Burns until external circumstances – as they are wont to do – step in.

Are The Wheels Falling Off The Notts Wagon? 15

Are The Wheels Falling Off The Notts Wagon?

Munto Finance have put Notts County up for sale. Most Notts supporters still seem to regard Chief Executive Peter Trembling as some sort of hero, but they should probably be asking him a few questions about how his handling of the last few months or soat Meadow Lane.

Who Knows Where The FIFA Bodies Are Buried? 6

Who Knows Where The FIFA Bodies Are Buried?

Jerome Valcke is the General Secretary of FIFA, and he has a somewhat colourful past. Mark Murphy is wondering aloud how someone that may once have cost FIFA $100m ended up on stage Charlize Theron at the draw for The 2010 World Cup.

Kings Lynn Football Club – Time For The Wake 9

Kings Lynn Football Club – Time For The Wake

Kings Lynn Football Club died today, but now is not the time for sadness about that fact. Now is the time for Linnets fans to start afresh, preferably with a new club owned by its own supporters and a solemn vow to not let the disaster of the last couple of years ever happen again.

Christmas Comes Early – Time To Say Some Thank Yous 18

Christmas Comes Early – Time To Say Some Thank Yous

Twohundredpercent won an award from When Saturday Comes this month – a prize that means a great deal to me. It’s time, then, to get drunk on cheap champagne, put on my crown and my ermine, and deliver a thank you speech that would make Gwyneth Paltrow blush.

Match Of The Week: Leeds United 5-1 Kettering Town 9

Match Of The Week: Leeds United 5-1 Kettering Town

Leeds United were flattered by the margin of their win against Kettering Town of the Blue Square Premier in the FA Cup this evening, but they will need to improve by a mile if they are to avoid abject humiliation at the hands of Manchester United in the next round of the competition.

Is Portsmouth’s New Owner The Urban Spaceman? 8

Is Portsmouth’s New Owner The Urban Spaceman?

Mark Murphy returns to one of his pet subjects today, and has a few questions to ask about why, with the news that the players’ wages weren’t paid on time again at the end of last month, Portsmouth’s situation doesn’t appear to have changed much for the better under their new owner.

The England World Cup Madness Starts… Here & Over There 7

The England World Cup Madness Starts… Here & Over There

The hype machine will run into overdrive over the next few months or so and there is nothing that anyone can do about it, apart from gently remind the watching world that even what looks at first glance like a comfortable World Cup draw might yet contain numerous pitfalls for England.