November 2010

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Cracks Begin To Show At Manchester City

Manchester City drew 0-0 against Birmingham City at Eastlands yesterday afternoon. It wasn’t the greatest result or performance that they will manage this season, but they managed a point and kept a third successive clean sheet. Such is the burden of expectation brought about by the amount of money lavished on the squad over the…

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November 14, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Week: Lewes 3-1 St Albans City

In heraldry, it’s called The Rule Of Tincture. Metal should never be placed upon metal. St Albans City arrived at Lewes this afternoon with a mix and match kit. Their choice of outfit, yellow and blue striped shirts with white shorts and socks broke this rule – yellow represents gold and white represents silver. St…

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November 14, 2010
Ian

Some updates: Referees, Partick Thistle and Pakistan

A few brief updates on recent stories.

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November 12, 2010
Ian
A Picture That Dotmund Did: John W. Henry

A Picture That Dotmund Did: John W. Henry

Ah well.  It started out so positively and with such hopefulness for the future.  But it was only a matter of time before Liverpool’s new owner went all “Game 39″ on our asses.  Still, maybe it won’t be so bad.  Dotmund explores on our behalf. Click for full-size All of the original artwork in the…

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November 12, 2010
Ted

Homophobia In Football: Two Visions Of The Future

Modern football seems to exist in a parallel universe to the rest of the world in some respects. Financial mismanagement by clubs ends in the customers (or, as they used to be called, “supporters”) being punished rather than those that mismanaged in the first place. Those same clubs pursue abstracts, such as league points and…

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November 12, 2010
Ian
Mungo S03E15

Mungo S03E15

This week, Heart of Clachmaninshire try to limit the damage of their rather disastrous start to the season with varying degrees of success.  Mungo’s thoughtful gift to his fallen comrades raises squad morale, whilst Sir Roddy Bulbs artfully sidesteps questions of a looming financial crisis live on television. The person who draws this is called…

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November 11, 2010
Ted

Match Of The Midweek: Manchester City 0-0 Manchester United

Perhaps it was “The Curse Of ITV” returning to haunt us again. Last night, they showed a documentary about football in Manchester which examined, through the eyes of Eric Cantona, the current and historical state of the rivalry between Manchester City and Manchester United. The two clubs have had their fair share of drama from…

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November 11, 2010
Ian
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