latest posts
The Battle To Save Top Field

The Battle To Save Top Field

It is probably little more than a mere fact of life that, for a football club plying its trade six divisions below the bright lights and hyperbole of the Premier League, national headlines are likely to be thin on the ground. Any attention from the mainstream media is likely to be welcome, even if the…

more 1
October 21, 2014
Ian
The Twohundredpercent Podcast – Part 1: Rabies

The Twohundredpercent Podcast – Part 1: Rabies

We’ve threatened it before and, who knows, we might even get sick of the very idea of it all before even the next one, but on Friday night Edward Carter and I finally got around to recording the first of a new series of podcasts, on the subject of Rabies. Yes, that rabies. The new…

more 0
October 19, 2014
Ian
Radiolab & Association Football

Radiolab & Association Football

Over the last decade or so, there has been an absolute explosion in the amount of writing and talking about association football, to such an extent that it’s possible to believe that the “market” for such media has long since passed the sign marking the city limits for a city called Saturation. A considerable amount…

more 0
October 15, 2014
Ian
Coventry City & The Franchising Of London Wasps

Coventry City & The Franchising Of London Wasps

For a couple of weeks or so, there was something approaching normality at The Ricoh Arena. After an absurd amount of time away, Coventry City Football Club was back home with a team that was performing reasonably well on the pitch, and all was as near as things have been at this basket-case of a…

more 3
October 7, 2014
Ian
Can The FA Cup Relight My Fire?

Can The FA Cup Relight My Fire?

It’s ten past two on a Saturday afternoon, and I’m walking across a field towards a turnstile. There’s one thing, though. This isn’t a metal gate at which I’m greeted by an old man wearing a v-necked jumper and a striped tie offering a ticket in return for my hard earned cash. This is a…

more 3
September 29, 2014
Ian
Home At Last For Coventry City

Home At Last For Coventry City

Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day. After more than a year of exile thirty-five miles from home in Northampton, Coventry City are to return to the Ricoh Arena in time for their home League One match against Gillingham on Friday 5th September. For a club whose owners have steadfastly refused…

more 2
August 25, 2014
Ian
Fifty Years Of Match Of The Day

Fifty Years Of Match Of The Day

Gary Lineker will probably be wearing a party hat for it, but there isn’t a great deal else for the BBC’s venerable Saturday evening football programme to celebrate as it reaches its fiftieth birthday. This half-centenary has been treated as an excuse for a bit of a revamp, but part of the problem with these…

more 0
August 24, 2014
Ian
1 12 13 14 589
Also Available On…
Socialise With Us