November 2010

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Stevenage Do Us All A Favour

While last night’s FA Cup match between Woking and Brighton & Hove Albion had its fair share of drama, the real excitement of the evening came in Buckinghamshire at something called Stadium:MK, where Stevenage FC snatched a dramatic late equaliser and then won a penalty shoout-out to book a place in the Second Round of the…

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November 17, 2010
Ian

Portsmouth. Al-Faraj: Urban Spaceman Or Hidden Osmond Brother?

Wahey! I sort of got one right. At least the Spectator Business magazine sort of thinks so. Or at least Martin Lipton in the Daily Mirror sort of thinks so. From where I live on the very tip of South-West Greater London, the Spectator Business magazine has been about as elusive as…well…Ali Al-Faraj, so I’ve…

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November 17, 2010
Mark

FA Cup Match Of The Midweek: Woking 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion (Brighton Win 3-0 On Penalties)

Kingfield looks decidedly Dickensian this evening. Fog hangs low in the air, silently and slowly covering in a fine mist of moisture. An hour before kick-off, it even feels as if this evening’s FA Cup replay might be in jeopardy, and it wouldn’t be difficult to imagine that at least Brighton supporters wouldn’t be too…

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November 16, 2010
Ian

Sheffield Wednesday Go To The Wire

Monday came and went, and nothing happened. Tuesday has now come and gone, and nothing has happened. The future of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club hangs by a knife-edge, with the club having apparently made the enormously high risk decision to not put the club into administration (which would protect them from the winding up order…

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November 16, 2010
Ian

Football And Remembrance

This statement appeared on Airdrie United’s website yesterday ….

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November 16, 2010
Ian

Under-Strength Teams And The Twenty-Five Man Squad Rule

There can be little doubt that, for the moment at least, the Premier League is more competitive than it has been in recent years, with just six points seperating Bolton Wanderers, in fifth place in the table, from Birmingham City, who currently occupy the third of the division’s relegation places. Even Chelsea, at the top…

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November 15, 2010
Ian

Video Of The Week: Non-League Special

We’re returning this week to a theme that we touched on a couple of weeks ago, with highlights from some of the matches played in the non-league game over the last few days. We kick off with a top of the table local derby from the Ryman League Premier Division that was played last Tuesday…

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November 14, 2010
Ian
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