February 2011

latest posts

Parliament Looks Into Football, And Look What It Sees…

Until now, all official inquiries into what’s wrong with English football governance have foundered in the face of the English Premier League’s latest version of “mind your own business.” But in the first oral evidence session of the Culture, Media and Sport select committee on football governance, contributors were prepared – mentally and practically –…

more 14
February 20, 2011
Mark

Match Of The Week: Manchester United 1-0 Crawley Town

Perhaps we should spare a thought for the ordinary supporters of Crawley Town. The thousand or so die-hards that have been going to Broadfield Stadium for a few years have had a tough time of it over the last few seasons and they may well believe that they, if no-one else, have earned their day…

more 18
February 19, 2011
Ian

Craig Levein and Graeme Hogg: a classic punch-up

This week’s spat between Joe Jordan and Rino Gattuso prompted the usual sanctimonious outpourings about the disgraceful behaviour of footballers, as well as the usual counter-responses from fans that actually we really enjoy the occasional on-pitch contretemps. Both opinions have more or less reached the point of cliche, but like many cliches, both have some…

more 5
February 18, 2011
Ian

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Mansfield?

It is probably a reflection on the autocratic way in which most football clubs are run that when a chairman actually seems to be acting in a way that is beneficial to his club and his supporters, it can almost feel counter-intuitive. What, one could be tempted to think, is his ulterior motive? In the…

more 3
February 18, 2011
Ian

Money, Money, Money: FTA Television And The Cost Of The Champions League Final

It hasn’t been a very good couple of weeks for those that would seek to make us pay through the nose to watch football on the television. The Karen Murphy court case, which was heard at the European Court of Justice a couple of weeks ago, blew away the idea that pubs should be tied…

more 3
February 17, 2011
Ian
Mungo S03E27

Mungo S03E27

Mungo day rolls around once again. We are sorry. Dotmund, however, remains defiantly unapologetic. Click for full-size

more 0
February 17, 2011
Ted

The Terror Of The Terras: Yes, It’s Back To Weymouth Again!

On Saturday, Weymouth beat Salisbury City by two goals to nil in the Zamaretto League Premier Division. It was a significant moment for the Terras. Having started the season under a ten point deduction for entering into administration towards the end of last season, they had spent the whole of this season rooted to the…

more 6
February 17, 2011
Ian
1 2 3 4 8
Also available on…
Socialise With Us