Monthly Archive: July 2010

All Hail Spain, Champions Of The World 5

All Hail Spain, Champions Of The World

Obviously, for a football snob like myself, even the best televised football is a poor substitute for watching a couple of Scottish lower league sides playing kick and rush on a muddy pitch, but I have to say I enjoyed that World Cup. More than any other since 1994, at least, though admittedly I didn’t watch so much of the last couple. Maybe there weren’t any real classic games like the Romania v Argentina game of that year, or France v Brazil from 1986, maybe there weren’t many outstanding individual performances, but after a quiet start it developed into an enthralling tournament. All four quarter-finals and both semis provided terrific entertainment, in their own ways, and the final was – if not a classic – then a good game too.

Uncomfortable Questions For Chester 3

Uncomfortable Questions For Chester

After the insults from almost all quarters and months of hard work, Chester FC, the club borne from the ashes of the Vaughan family’s disastrous spell in charge of Chester City, will start the...

Compare & Contrast In Sussex 7

Compare & Contrast In Sussex

Perhaps the most important thing about a financial crisis at a football club is how the club itself reacts to the situation that has pushed it to the edge. Two non-league clubs in the...

World Cup 2010: Germany 3-2 Uruguay 1

World Cup 2010: Germany 3-2 Uruguay

“Let’s make this a celebration,” intones ITV commentator Peter Drury, before kick-off, and millions of people, all at once, think, “yeah, lose your voice.” Uruguay’s national anthem is what Billy Connolly had in mind...