August 2012

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Cups Half Empty & Half Full At Goodison Park Last Night

In some respects, the fixture compilers had been a little unkind to Alex Ferguson. A trip to Goodison Park seldom feels like a guaranteed three points, and this year’s Everton vintage is one that looks upwardly mobile rather than one beset by the shadow of stagnation for the first time in several years, after all….

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August 21, 2012
Ian

Numbers And Satisfaction On The Opening Day Of The Season

Perusing acres of statistics that can be found in newspapers on the opening weekend of the football season can be a most enlightening way to pass the couple of hours, even if focusing on the attendance figures rather than the results themselves does require a certain degree of furtiveness. At the top end of the…

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August 20, 2012
Ian

Non-League Videos Of The Week: 18-08-2012

The premier division of the Football Conference may have started last weekend, but this weekend is the one that we’re marking as the start of the new football season and the return of our non-league videos of the week. Tonight, we have four matches from four different divisions as clubs get back to competitive action…

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August 19, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Week: Lewes 1-2 Enfield Town

It feels as though the new football season has started a little too soo this afternoon. A summer which had rather looked as if it might not arrive at all has settled to a ninety degree heat from which there is no respite, even in the shade. Even by the coast in Brighton, this is…

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August 19, 2012
Ian

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: League One

With the Championship starting last night, the Football League season is already underway, but League One kicks off later this afternoon. And after a season where so many sides looked strong at the top, there don’t appear to be any sides as strong as those that won promotion last season. With no real makeweights on…

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August 18, 2012
Ian

The 200% Pre-Season Previews: Stoke City

The coming nine season will be the fifth since Stoke City ascended back to the Premier League, and in surviving comfortably in this division they continue to frustrate the game’s self-appointed purists. Stoke remain the nearest thing that the division has to an antithesis of the self-image of twenty-first century football. They neither tiki nor…

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August 17, 2012
Ian
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