The battle for control of West Ham United was fought as much in the pages of the sports press as it was between the parties concerned, and it was the tabloids that won out for David Sullivan and David Gold.
Monthly Archive: January 2010
History, it has been said many times, is written by the victors. It’s a thought that may pass through the heads of some older Manchester City supporters during their League Cup semi-final against Manchester United at The City of Manchester Stadium this evening.
An Irish Cup match between Newry City and Larne descended into chaos at the weekend when the players gave up on the football and decided to fight each other instead. The supporters of the two clubs are the only people that emerge from it all with much credit.
There has been bad blood between Colchester United and Norwich City this season, ever since Norwich reacted to being beaten 7-1 at home by them by appointing their manager. Norwich had a chance for revenge yesterday, then, and Colchester’s defenders seemed more than happy to help them.
The new football club for Kings Lynn FC will not, as had been widely expected, be owned by the supporters trust. Buster Chapman, the speedway man, is the new owner and he need to get it right – so far, however, there haven’t been too many signs that he will do.
The next four months are going to be very important for Liverpool, and the gambles carry high stakes. Do they change managers now, at high cost, and risk disruption, or do they keep Benitez on board and hope for the best. It’s stick or twist, and the stakes are very high.
The Goalinator is back at Heart of Clackmannannshire, and this means problems for Mungo McCrackas in this week’s “Shit Shot Mungo”. Mungo is relegated to commentating for the local hospital radio station – although it seems as if his career in broadcasting may be cut short.