Monthly Archive: February 2012

Rangers’ Nightmare Week 1

Rangers’ Nightmare Week

This week, Alex Salmond held discussions with David Cameron about the terms of a referendum on independence, and Cameron launched his own pleas in defence of the Union. It’s a story that has been...

Administrators, Racism & The Twitter Bug 5

Administrators, Racism & The Twitter Bug

My knowledge of the insolvency practice profession is limited to my football writing experiences, gleaned from research into articles on this and other sites. As a result, I have come to know of ‘gentlemen’...

Pompey’s Blame Game 5

Pompey’s Blame Game

We have been waiting for this since November – but that doesn’t make it any better. The new manager, the younger team, and games like the awayday at Blackpool notwithstanding, no one has been...

The 2012 African Cup Of Nations: The Final 1

The 2012 African Cup Of Nations: The Final

Cote D’Ivoire never had a chance. Whatever the multi-talents of their squad, the Elephants were going to struggle in this African Cup of Nations final…up against two teams. As if the Zambian side at...

McCarthy Out At Wolves 0

McCarthy Out At Wolves

By all accounts he’s a decent guy, is Mick McCarthy. Unfortunately for him, such personality traits are seldom considered to be of great importance when deciding whether to keep the manager of a football...

Time To Draw A Line Under The Suarez Incidents 8

Time To Draw A Line Under The Suarez Incidents

The football was always going to be overshadowed on Saturday lunchtime. It has been that sort of a season. At least, though, another gut-wrenching weekend of tribalism and mud-slinging, some good finally seems to...

Falling Out Of Love With England 16

Falling Out Of Love With England

The last week or so has said a lot about England, the state of the country, its sporting culture and the team that is supposed to represent it on the stage of international football....

The 2012 African Cup Of Nations: The Semi-Finals 1

The 2012 African Cup Of Nations: The Semi-Finals

“Check that’s not Jackie Chan, will you?” after one particularly high challenge in the African Cup of Nations (ACN) semi-finals. Ah yes. Gary O’Reilly was back on Eurosport. And welcome back too. However, the...

Capello Out – Enter The Barwick-O-Tron (Again) 4

Capello Out – Enter The Barwick-O-Tron (Again)

So, Fabio Capello quits as the England national coach. This is, perhaps, unsurprising considering the dog’s abuse that he has taken while leading the national team through an almost flawless qualification campaign, before finding...