January 11, 2011

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Whether For Pragmatic Reasons Or Emotional, Eddie Howe Has Made The Right Decision

We have mentioned the madness surrounding the current employment of football managers on this site before in recent weeks, but today there was a rare outbreak of common sense as Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe decided, after much speculation and tribulation, to stay with the club that gave him his chance in management and turn down the…

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January 11, 2011
Ian

Qatar, Eurosport and Russell Osman: The 2011 Asian Cup

With all the personal arrogance and Euro-centricity he could muster, which is quite a lot, all told, Alex Ferguson dismissed the leading international football tournament of the world’s most populous continent in those four words. But the tournament which started in Qatar on Friday is rather more important than that. To the players and teams…

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January 11, 2011
Mark

Match Of The Midweek FA Cup Special: Crawley Town 2-1 Derby County

When the full-time whistle blew at Broadfield Stadium this evening with Steve Evans gesticulating at the referee in the background over the amount of time added on at the end of the match, there was an outpouring of joy and delight that the stadium has probably never seen before. It would probably not, however, be…

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January 11, 2011
Ian
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