Monthly Archive: October 2010

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Mungo S03E12

It’s late October, which means the first frosts are on the ground, the nights are drawing in and Heart of Clachmaninshire FC are in crisis. But this year, they’ve done it in some style....

When Both The Mind And Body Are Willing… 3

When Both The Mind And Body Are Willing…

Dean Windass, who turned forty-one earlier this year, has signed up to play for Scarborough Athletic in the Northern Counties East League and should be playing for them on a game-by-game contract soon. Some...

Something Personal About Colin Lippiatt 3

Something Personal About Colin Lippiatt

We didn’t quite realise just how much of an event it was until we arrived at the ground itself. St Albans City had finished in second place in the 2005/06 Blue Square South table...

Match Of The Week: Everton 2-0 Liverpool 1

Match Of The Week: Everton 2-0 Liverpool

For all of the talk of the modernisation of football, there remain some outposts of the game that are defiantly of another age. Everton’s Goodison Park is one of them, not that it hasn’t...

Tom Hicks And The Hunt For Facts 6

Tom Hicks And The Hunt For Facts

Haha!! I was right. When I wrote about Liverpool on Tuesday, or was it Wednesday (or 1973, it seems so long ago), I was right, completely and utterly right. I… hadn’t assessed the situation...

Malcolm Allison: 1927-2010 0

Malcolm Allison: 1927-2010

Underneath the hat, behind the over-sized fur coat and at the other end of the cigar, there was a fine football brain. Malcolm Allison, who has died at the age of eighty-three, could have...

The Torment Of Portsmouth Continues 0

The Torment Of Portsmouth Continues

With Liverpool having hogged the headlines over the last couple of weeks or so, it is easy to forget that there are other clubs in considerably greater trouble than they are at the moment....

Mungo S03E11 0

Mungo S03E11

With the Egggate saga still rumbling on, Heart of Clachmaninshire find themselves desperately short-staffed for a cup tie this week.  Luckily for the ramshackle selection of trainees and passers-by, our hero Mungo McCrackas was...

Liverpool’s Day Of Reckoning 2

Liverpool’s Day Of Reckoning

So, farewell then, Thomas O Hicks and George Gillett Junior (H&G) – pending appeal. And what have we learned this last week? Well, to misquote Kipling, “if you can keep your head, while all...