February 2010

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Chester City – The End Of The Road & The Rebirth

Chester City’s death warrant was signed this morning but, like most wakes, this is as much a time to celebrate rebirth as it is to mourn the passing of the club.

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February 26, 2010
Ian

Wayne Bridge, Tabloid Fluff & The World Cup

Wayne Bridge probably won’t be going to the World Cup finals, then, but John Terry’s “friends” leaking derogatory comments to the press about him say more about Terry than they do about Bridge – namely, that he is a wretch.

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February 26, 2010
Ian

Isn’t It About Time That Gloucester City’s Luck Changed?

Gloucester City have until the end of March to find a new home if they are to avoid relegation from the Blue Square North. It just so happens, however, that the temporary home that they are looking at happens to belong to their biggest rivals.

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February 26, 2010
Ian

Shit Shot Mungo: S02E30

This week’s Shit Shot Mungo sees Mungo McCrackas resolutely fail to change the course of history when, having slipped through a portal in time and space, he ends up playing in the 1967 England vs Scotland home international match.

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February 25, 2010
Ian

Barry Hearn On Administration

Michel Platini, with all of the elegance that one might expect from a man with such a playing career, describes it as “financial doping”. It is, in short, the accumulation of debt to purchase success on the pitch. Some clubs do it as a result of the egos of their chairmen, some do it from…

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February 25, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Week: Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Bolton Wanderers

Imagine a boot with a circle of stars on the sole of it stamping on a human face forever. This evening sees a new low in the status of the FA Cup and a new high in the ascendency of the Champions League over all other football competitions.

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February 24, 2010
Ian

Beyond the Debt – A Supporters’ Rally

It’s not often that we advertise on here, but on Saturday, before their Unibond League Premier match against North Ferriby United, FC United of Manchester will be holding a rally in the cause of supporter-owned clubs.

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February 24, 2010
Ian
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