December 29, 2010

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Match Of The Midweek 1: West Bromwich Albion 1-3 Blackburn Rovers

To the outsider, Blackburn Rovers had always been one of the more stable Premier League clubs. However, since the arrival of Indian Poultry giants Venky’s last month, the off-field business at Ewood Park (covered elsewhere by Ian and Mark) has seen Rovers become the Premier League’s latest basket case. On the pitch, Steve Kean has…

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December 29, 2010
Ian

The Twohundredpercent Review Of 2010, Part One: On The Pitch

In many ways, 2010 has been an unusual curate’s egg of a year on the pitch. With the value of hindsight, we can see that not everything that we might have predicted last January came to pass yet, at the same time, it often felt as if it was very much business as usual on…

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December 29, 2010
Ian

Billy Meredith, Sandy Turnbull and the Downfall of Manchester City

Manchester City’s recent difficulties with Carlos Tevez aren’t the first time they’ve had problems with their captain and star player. Not that there are many parallels to be drawn between Tevez’s recent travails and the Billy Meredith affair of 1906 – except perhaps one: the situation of the club. Then as now City were nouveau…

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December 29, 2010
Ian
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