Monthly Archive: September 2010

Watching Football The Third Way 0

Watching Football The Third Way

If over the past couple of years you’ve picked up a copy of either Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson or Why England Lose by Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski, then the chances are...

125 Years Of Lewes FC 2

125 Years Of Lewes FC

They had talked, during the week, of what the crowd might be on Saturday. That the average home crowd of Lewes FC in the Blue Square South has risen by fifty per cent this...

Scottish League Restructuring: More Plans That Miss The Point 2

Scottish League Restructuring: More Plans That Miss The Point

Plans to restructure the Scottish League are coming so thick and fast at the moment that it’s not necessary to have an article to discuss or to dissect each one separately, but the latest plan to be floated by the SPL contains some elements that are worse than most.

Sam Allardyce Offers Us A Glimpse Into His Mind 2

Sam Allardyce Offers Us A Glimpse Into His Mind

Most people involved in modern football receive considerable media training from quite an early age. This manifests itself in several different ways, from the studied mind-games and self-promotion of Jose Mourinho to Michael Owen,...

Mungo S03E07 0

Mungo S03E07

Time for our weekly visit to Heart of Clachmaninshire FC, wherever the hell that is.  And it is pleasing to note that, visits of the Pontiff and unexpected displays of match-winning form from previously...

Cafe Calcio Looks To Break The Mould 4

Cafe Calcio Looks To Break The Mould

Anyone that has regularly had to endure the BBC’s “6-0-6″ will be more than aware of the uniquely frustrating feeling of listening boors arguing with boors for hours on end about matters that neither...

Video Of The Week: Football & Fascism 7

Video Of The Week: Football & Fascism

As some of you may have noticed, we’ve restarted the “Video Of The Week” section on the site, and this week we have a particular treat for you in the form of the outstanding...

Wayne Rooney, Mohammad Amir and the News of the World 10

Wayne Rooney, Mohammad Amir and the News of the World

The News of the World has been much in the news lately, as well as making it and printing it. The ‘phone-tapping scandal will run its course and might or might not come to anything – if they are as deep in that as allegations suggest then of course I hope they’re held to account for it. But for me it’s a bit of a side issue. It’s hardly necessary to find evidence of illegal activity in order to hold the NotW in contempt: the evidence of their toxic effect on public – and private – life is there for all to see in the published edition of the ‘paper.

The Ten Greatest Goal(post)s Of All-Time 6

The Ten Greatest Goal(post)s Of All-Time

One of the greatest blights of modern football is that it looks the same wherever in the world you go. Teams from Addis Ababa to Zurich play with equipment made by the same handful...