Posts made in July, 2010

Football’s Latest Pointless Rule: The 25-Man Squad List

Football’s Latest Pointless Rule: The 25-Man Squad List

By on Jul 31, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 11 comments

Arsene Wenger is today being quoted as stating that the new Premier League rule reducing squad sizes to 25, as being “a disastrous decision for football and for the players”. When the rule was introduced, the rules stating that Premier League clubs had to have a “Squad List” of just 25, with eight of these being “Home Grown”, it was seen as a great thing for the...

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The Premier League 2010/11 Previews 4 – Blackburn Rovers: A Summer Of Silence

The Premier League 2010/11 Previews 4 – Blackburn Rovers: A Summer Of Silence

By on Jul 31, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

Blackburn Rovers finished last season in a creditable tenth place in the Premier League but, with just over two weeks left until start of the new season do Blackburn supporters have cause to be concerned that, this season, the trapdoor may be a little close for comfort? They have, after all, had an exceptionally quiet summer in the transfer market and, if the bottom...

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Westward Ho! Are There Choppy Waters Ahead For Plymouth Argyle?

Westward Ho! Are There Choppy Waters Ahead For Plymouth Argyle?

By on Jul 29, 2010 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 2 comments

If you believed the hype which surrounded the club over the previous two close seasons, the big surprise about Japan’s relatively successful World Cup squad was the lack of Plymouth Argyle players in it. If you believe the hype now, Plymouth’s Home Park ground – or at least the Home Park ground on which they play their matches – will be a multi-purpose 45,000...

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Mungo 2010/11 – New Faces, part 2

Mungo 2010/11 – New Faces, part 2

By on Jul 29, 2010 in Art, Latest, Mungo | 0 comments

Preparations for the new football season gather more pace with every passing day.  As this particular passing day happens to be a Thursday, we are once again able to bring you news of another new player in the Heart of Clachmaninshire team for the coming season. Mungo is brought to you, as always, by Dotmund - who assures us that the proper strip will be starting up...

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The Premier League 2010/11 Previews 3 – Birmingham City: Second Season Blues?

The Premier League 2010/11 Previews 3 – Birmingham City: Second Season Blues?

By on Jul 28, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

Between the battle at the top of the table and the chaos at the bottom of it, the achievement of Birmingham City in finishing in ninth place in the Premier League last season feels as if it was rather overlooked. It was their first season back after promotion the year before and, significantly, it was their highest league position since 1959. Those that continue to...

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