Posts made in August, 2011

The Under 20 World Cup: The Final Curtain

By on Aug 23, 2011 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

 Nothing became the Under-20s World Cup like the leaving of it. I got it wrong (yet) again. A terrific and genuinely competitive third-place play-off was followed by a fine final – Brazil beating Portugal 3-2 in a relative thriller for such occasions. Or at least, I have to assume it was a relative thriller for such occasions.  Having watched British Eurosport’s...

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Match Of The Week: Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

By on Aug 22, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

Old Trafford has a swaggering confidence about it this evening. A new sponsorship deal with a package delivery company will be bringing an eyebrow-raising amount of money into the club and, perhaps more importantly as far as the supporters are concerned, less than convincing starts to the season for Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool will have only served to heighten...

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Arsene Wenger & The Complex Current Frailty Of Arsenal

By on Aug 22, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

Pathetic fallacy is the use, by a writer, of words that give human feelings or qualities to objects or in nature. It reached, perhaps, the zenith of its usage in the gothic novels of the late eighteenth century, and one cannot help but wonder whether the likes of Bram Stoker or Mary Shelley might have been looking down approvingly on Saturday lunchtime as the...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 20/08/2011

By on Aug 21, 2011 in Latest, Video | 2 comments

Well, all of the leagues have finally started. The Isthmian League caught up with the rest and started its competitive season this weekend, meaning that everyone has now started for the new season, and this evening two of our four matches come from this league. First up, though, we’re off to Surrey for Chertsey Town’s first match in Division One Central...

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Match Of The Week: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 Fulham

By on Aug 21, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

August is the month in the football calendar for untrammelled optimism, and most pre-season predictions for their team this season were less than flattering, but the supporters of Wolverhampton Wanderers will finish the second weekend of the season with something of a smile on their face as they look at a league table that sees their team in second place on the...

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