Monthly Archive: January 2010

Match Of The Week: Bury Town 5-0 Leighton Town 0

Match Of The Week: Bury Town 5-0 Leighton Town

Bury Town have rather been in the shadow of their local rivals AFC Sudbury in recent years, but they are having a good go at the Southern League Midland Division this season and, with top of the table Hitchin Town frozen off, they had a chance to go top of the table against mid-table Leighton Town yesterday.

Another Black Week For Portsmouth 8

Another Black Week For Portsmouth

Their website was closed for non-payment, there have been threats of resignation from Peter Storrie & Avram Grant and more protests are planned. Is there any way out of the current mess for Portsmouth that won’t result in absolute, final meltdown for the club.

The Glazer Protests: Where Do They Go From Here? 12

The Glazer Protests: Where Do They Go From Here?

The Manchester United supporters that wore gold and green scarves for the League Cup semi-final on Wednesday night were protesting, but it may be too late for them to have influence whatsover over what happens to the club that they support.

Peter Ridsdale: Chairman Turned Repeat Offender 25

Peter Ridsdale: Chairman Turned Repeat Offender

Cardiff City are due in court in a couple of weeks fighting off a winding up order, and the man in charge is a rather familiar one to supporters of Leeds United and Barnsley. Mark Murphy reports on Peter Ridsdale’s repeated misdemenaours and finds a predictable and depressing set of themes.

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E26 1

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E26

Mungo McCrackas seriously injured both of Heart of Clackmannannshire’s two goalkeepers, “Dangerous” Ducky Norton and Rab “Flappins” McGinty, in last week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”, so this week he has to play in goal for The Clackas in their match, whereupon he discovers previously untapped talents.

The Saints City Trust Fire The Perfect Broadside 11

The Saints City Trust Fire The Perfect Broadside

We live in challenging times, and these extend to every corner of the game and every aspect of how clubs run themselves. The St Albans City Supporters Trust, however, has sent the perfect response to a rather odd open letter that appeared on the club’s official website this week.

Crystal Palace: The Ron Noades Connection 13

Crystal Palace: The Ron Noades Connection

This evening, Crystal Palace supporters are learning the hard way that, in the overall scheme of things, the media doesn’t really give a damn about them. However, Ron Noades is waiting in the wings to save the day. Probably.

Chester City: The Death Rattle – Part 10 4

Chester City: The Death Rattle – Part 10

Chester again. The club has been offered to the supporters but they don’t have long to carry out due diligence, considering that the club is due at the high court for a winding up hearing on Wednesday. So, is this more brinkmanship, or is the white flag finally being raised by the club’s owners?

Match Of The Week 2: Stoke City 3-1 Arsenal 2

Match Of The Week 2: Stoke City 3-1 Arsenal

Chelsea and Manchester City are the only two clubs left in this year’s FA Cup with anything like a realistic chance of winning it after Arsenal lost at Stoke this afternoon. Was last week’s press gushing about them a little premature?

Match Of The Week: Lewes 2-0 Weston-Super-Mare 1

Match Of The Week: Lewes 2-0 Weston-Super-Mare

Lewes supporters could be forgiven for feeling as if they have stepped off a rollercoaster this week, and a new, positive air was in evidence at The Dripping Pan for their match against fellow Blue Square South strugglers Weston-Super-Mare.

The Stirling Albion Supporters Trust Get It Wrong 15

The Stirling Albion Supporters Trust Get It Wrong

Since the start of the age of the commercialisation within football, supporters have been pretty tolerant of much of the “progress” that has been made. Stirling Albion’s supporters trust, though, wants to test this tolerance to the limit.

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E25 2

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E25

This week’s “Shit Shot Mungo” should also be known as “Mungo Noir, the avant garde masterpiece, directed by Fritz Lang”, according to Ted Carter, but there is definitely a fight between The Goalinator and Mungo McCrackas as well as a seventeen tonne weight in this week’s episode.

Chester City: The Death Rattle – Part 9 9

Chester City: The Death Rattle – Part 9

The supporters group Chester Fans United may not have reached a consensus over whether they should formally call a boycott of their club, but it seems to have started already. They beaten 1-0 at home in the Blue Square Premier last night by Salisbury City in front of a record low crowd of just 425.

Football & The Media – There’s Something In The Air 15

Football & The Media – There’s Something In The Air

The game is starting to smell rotten from the inside out, and this smell is starting to become all-pervasive to the extent that even those that have been trying to avoid the smell or don’t have a particularly strong sense of smell are starting to notice it.

Match Of The Midweek: Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United 3

Match Of The Midweek: Manchester City 2-1 Manchester United

There are so many threads to tie together with this match that it is almost impossible to keep track of them all and the feeling, for the first time in a decade and a half, that Manchester United’s place at or about the top of the table may not be as perpetual as we had all thought, is certainly on the rise.