Posts made in 2010

International Match of the Week: Czech Republic 1-0 Scotland

International Match of the Week: Czech Republic 1-0 Scotland

By on Oct 8, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

For the first 100 years or so of football’s history, there were very few tactics, and most of these revolved around the 2-3-5 formation. In the 1950s, the success of the Marvellous Magyars from Hungary, followed by the 1960s success of Alf Ramsay’s wingless wonders at club and country level saw a revolution in tactical formations. Since then we have had 4-4-2,...

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A Points Deduction For Liverpool: Theoretically Possible, But Almost Certainly No

By on Oct 8, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 6 comments

The lead story on the BBC Football website this afternoon may have given Liverpool supporters (who, it has to be said, are now getting close enough to feelings of perpetual panic to be able to warrant the soubriquet “long-suffering”) further palpitations. After the confirmation that a sale of the the club to John W Henry’s New England Sports...

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The Premier League First Eleven

By on Oct 8, 2010 in Art, Latest | 14 comments

On Monday, Ian King wrote on this very site that Liverpool’s current problems had “gone far enough to stop even being amusing to the neutral”.  Whilst there are aspects of that which, as a devotedly cruel sociopathic iconoclast, I cannot necessarily agree with, there is one facet to the club’s current malaise which does concern me: their...

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Hayes & Yeading United Prepare For A Change Of Venues

By on Oct 7, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 2 comments

So many of the great non-league football grounds of London have been lost that it is becoming difficult to keep count of those that have been razed to the ground. Enfield, Wealdstone, Leytonstone, Ilford, Walthamstow Avenue, Hendon, Edgware Town, we could go on. It is starting to become quicker to name those that have survived. In a couple of years, another one...

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Mungo S03E10

By on Oct 7, 2010 in Art, Mungo | 2 comments

The Egggate scandal has completely consumed Scottish football this week, as a high-profile court case seeks to clarify whether or not Heart of Clachmaninshire’s sensational new star Eggo McCrackas really could have been born yesterday.  Out of an egg.  Laid by Mungo. Dotmund is an idiot. Click the image for full...

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