January 2010

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Size Matters For The USA World Cup Bidding Team

England, it turns out, isn’t the only country in which the bidding process for the World Cup is starting to look like causing controversy. The process of selecting a dozen or so stadia to host matches for a World Cup finals shouldn’t, theoretically be a controversial one but, in England, the Football Association managed to…

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January 15, 2010
Ian

Liverpool’s Rafael Benitez Conundrum

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.

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January 14, 2010
Ian

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E24

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.

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January 14, 2010
Ian

The Fall And Rise Of Newport County AFC

Newport County went to the wall twenty-one years ago this year. This season, however, they seem likely to get back into the Football Conference – the league that they were in when they collapsed mid-season all those years ago.

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January 13, 2010
Ian

Chester City: The Death Rattle – Part 8

Chester City continue to lurch from crisis to crisis, and the only realistic action left for the club’s supporters is to boycott the club and form a new one. How much help can they expect from anyone else, though, and can Chester City be evicted from The Deva Stadium.

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January 13, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Midweek: Coventry City 1-2 Portsmouth (AET)

Coventry City vs Portsmouth in an FA Cup Third Round Replay tonight, live and exclusive on ITV4 – the full lethargy of the cup brought into sharp focus on a bitter night in the Midlands.

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January 12, 2010
Ian

Video Of The Week: Manchester United vs West Bromwich Albion – December 1978

This week’s Video Of The Week goes back, as we are wont to do, to the late 1970s, but this isn’t any old match. It’s the match Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion from the 30th of December 1979.

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January 12, 2010
Ian
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