October 2011

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CPO Say No To Chelsea

On the train home from Liverpool last night after their League Cup win at Everton, Chelsea supporters could have been forgiven having something on their minds. For today, considerations regarding the Champions League, the Premier League, the League Cup and even the investigation into comments which may or may not have been made by John Terry…

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October 27, 2011
Ian

Subbuteo, Manchester United & Me

I just bought an A4 print of a 1992-1994 Manchester United home kit Subbuteo player. I’m not a massive fan of Subbuteo, but there’s something about the aesthetic of it all that pleases me on a very base level. So much so that having ordered the print I had to stop myself from going to…

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October 27, 2011
Ian

A Phoenix With Trimmed Wings: Farnborough FC’s New Reality

The fifteenth of May must have felt like a long time ago for the supporters of Farnborough FC on Tuesday night. On that particular day, Farnborough stood at the cusp of a place in the Blue Square Premier. Having finished in second place in the Blue Square South behind champions Braintree Town, they started their…

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October 26, 2011
Ian

An Alternative View on the Media Bans

Football clubs and the media covering them live together as slightly estranged bedfellows, desirous of one another’s company but at times cold or distant when the other’s been bad in the sack. Quite often it is the club in some capacity turning away, demanding the media pick up the blanket off the end of the…

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October 26, 2011
Ian
Mungo S04E03

Mungo S04E03

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October 26, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week: Aldershot Town 0-3 Manchester United

Perhaps it is all a matter of perception. For clubs at one end of the spectrum, a home defeat at the hands of a local rival may be enough to start the tabloids gossiping. Supporters of Aldershot Town could be forgiven for shrugging their shoulders at such relative trivialities. They, in March of 1992, lost…

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October 25, 2011
Ian

John Terry & Presumptions Of Innocence And Guilt

In the shadows of Manchester City’s extraordinary 6-1 win at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, one of the Premier League season’s more eyebrow-raising results of the season so far was being played out at Loftus Road, as newly-promoted Queens Park Rangers beat Chelsea by an odd goal. It was a curious match in several different…

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October 25, 2011
Ian
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