April 2010

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Shit Shot Mungo: S02E37: Also; Vote For Us!

This week’s Shit Shot Mungo features a lesson in physics and yet another return for The Goalinator, as Heart of Clackmanannshire fight to avoid relegation. This week’s Mungo is, as ever, drawn by Dotmund and is also available here, should you want a higher resolution version of it. Also, in a further public announcement, you…

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April 22, 2010
Ian

Southend United & Fossett’s Folly

Southend United were under threat of extinction thanks to a £400,000 Inland Revenue demand. Whilst their new ground at Fossett’s Farm is seen as the solution to the club’s long-term financial difficulties, the Shrimpers needed help in the short-term. They were fortunate that business partners were able to advance future revenue to cover the short-term…

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April 22, 2010
Mark

The Blue Square South Bottleneck

In the Blue Square Premier this season, there is only one round of matches left to play and many of the awards and trinkets have already been tidied up. Stevenage Borough are the champions after their win at Kidderminster Harriers last Saturday, and will take their place in the Football League next season just thirty-four…

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April 21, 2010
Ian

Smith steps down from SFA

Gordon Smith’s resignation this week, after nearly three years as Chief Executive at the Scottish Football Association, came initially as a surprise, though it seems rather less of one now that the idea has sunk in.

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April 21, 2010
Ian

Portsmouth’s Debt Up To £119m

The full extent of the financial horror at Portsmouth, then, is starting to become apparent. It is starting to feel as if every time the club’s administrator, Andrew Andronikou, opens or moves anything, there is a red bill hiding underneath, behind or within it. The figures estimated in the media earlier in the season had…

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April 20, 2010
Ian

Adrian Chiles Departs The BBC

So, farewell then, Match of the Day 2 – at least, farewell in its current guise as the best football programme on television. The long-predicted transfer/defection of former business journalist and current and forever West Bromwich Albion fan Adrian Chiles to ITV/GMTV means a change to the BBC’s winning mix of football action, comment and…

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April 20, 2010
Ian

Video Of The Week: Anderlecht vs West Ham United – 1976 CWC Final

This week’s Video Of The Week comes courtesy of RSC Anderlecht’s YouTube page, and is the complete 1976 European Cup Winners Cup Final between Anderlecht and West Ham United. West Ham’s achievement in reaching a European trophy final in a season during which they finished in eighteenth place can’t be understated, but they met their…

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April 20, 2010
Ian
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