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Mungo S03E05

This week’s Mungo sees Heart of Clachmaninshire’s squad, besieged by a heap of steaming beef in last Thursday’s thrilling cliffhanger, find their salvation in a burly deadline day transfer signing.  But what will it mean for Mungo, and Scotland’s non-league football clubs?  Let’s find out. Dotmund (who still has some pictures for sale, including his…

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September 2, 2010

Non-League Week: Eastleigh & Havant Renew Hostilities

As part of our series on Non-League football ahead of this weekend’s Non-League Day, Southampton supporter Neil Cotton travelled the short distance to Havant, on the outskirts of Portsmouth, to see Havant & Waterlooville take on Eatsleigh in an early season local derby in the Blue Square South. The sunny August bank holiday is almost…

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September 1, 2010

Croydon Athletic’s Fifteen Minutes Of (Unwanted) Fame – When A Cricket Scandal Arrived In The Ryman League

The walk to Isthmian (Ryman) League Croydon Athletic’s ground from the nearest road is a dangerous one. And in that, it mirrors the club’s recent relationship with money and those that, allegedly, do illegal things with it and to get it. As fellow Kingstonian fans gathered for their Bank Holiday fixture in Horsham, the talk…

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September 1, 2010

Play Up Pegasus! The Parallel Universe Of The FA Amateur Cup

This weekend marks the first “Non-League Day”, a concerted attempt to try and persuade supporters of the biggest clubs in Britain to take a step back from the thrills and spills of the Premier League and the Championship (since they have a day off anyway, on account of the weekend’s international matches) and take in…

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August 31, 2010

Tiss Time, More Than Any Other Time

The recent publicity regarding the newspaper sting carried out upon the Pakistan cricket team during their test match against England and the ensuing debate over the completion of the test match between the two countries has led EJH to wonder why, when something similar happened in football, no action whatsoever was taken. These are the…

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August 30, 2010

Match Of The Week: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Newcastle United

Of all the cod-psychological theories that envelop the Premier League, the theory of Second Season Syndrome is one of those that has the most meat on it. It runs something like this. Upon their elevation to the Premier League, many newly-promoted clubs will have enough momentum that sees them pick up enough points to guarantee…

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August 30, 2010

One Leicester Shuffle: The Continuing Adventures Of Milan Mandaric

At first glance, Leicester City’s latest takeover looks like the standard modern football ownership deal. A heady mix of over-ambition, multi-million pound transfer budget promises and “the Premiership within five years” (its been the Premier League for over three years now and still some of them get it wrong). On closer inspection, though, differences emerge….

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August 28, 2010
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