April 2011

latest posts

Cafe Calcio On Twohundredpercent: Football Art Masterclass 11, Romanticism

This week’s Cafe Calcio is about women’s football and goes out at 9.00pm this evening on London’s Resonance FM. If you don’t live within their catchment area, though, you can tune in by clicking here and, in addition to this, the show will be repeated tomorrow morning at 11.00am and a podcast version of the…

more 1
April 15, 2011
Ian

Hillsborough: Twenty-Two Years On

First posted here on the 15th April 2009. Where were you on April 15th 1989? I was at Clarence Park in St Albans, for a Vauxhall-Opel League Premier Division match between St Albans City and Barking. It was a beautiful spring day, but there was little excitement in the air. City were just safe from…

more 2
April 15, 2011
Ian

The Old Firm: Mea Culpa

The main hazard attached to stridency of opinion is that you are often wrong. Sometimes, my success rate is in line with a stopped clock. And it appears my suggestion that Celtic were more sinned against than sinner in their recent Scottish Cup victory over Rangers was wide of the mark. The Scottish Football Association’s…

more
April 15, 2011
Mark

Time To Pull The Plug On Premier Sports?

“If it looks like a duck”, it is said, “swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck”. Except in this case, it was a turkey and, boy, did it gobble. The Premier Sports television deal with the Blue Square Premier carried an air of absurdity about it from…

more 13
April 14, 2011
Ian

Down Maine Road: At the Root of Manchester Football

Bloody ‘ell, my brain’s pounding inside my skull like I took an anvil to it last night. And my stomach, still churning and squirming with all the ale and bits of fried things I shoved down my gullet at the pub. Gawh, I know United won, but I don’t even remember who scored the winner–was…

more 0
April 14, 2011
Ian
Mungo S03E35

Mungo S03E35

It’s another one of them lazy Mungoin’ Thursdays. This week, Mungo returns from his adventures in London full of an almost-unshakeable-for-literally-minutes footballing fervour. But could his true vocation lie elsewhere? This is normally when we point out what a gilt-edged buffoon Dotmund is, but it’s his birthday today so we’re letting him off.

more 0
April 14, 2011
Ted

To Be Reborn At Falmer: Home In Style For Brighton

As they have done on so many occasions already this season, they cut it fine. At home against a Dagenham & Redbridge team that is fighting tooth and nail against relegation, Brighton & Hove Albion still managed to fall a goal behind before winning a thrilling match by four goals to three. It has been…

more 2
April 13, 2011
Ian
1 5 6 7 11
Also Available On…
Speek Yor Branes
Socialise With Us