Five Great European Cup Finals

If you open this morning’s newspapers, you’ll see that, in the opinion of the hacks, it’s already a foregone conclusion that this year’s European Cup final will be the greatest football match of all time. This may or may not come to pass, but...

Phil Gartside, The Old Firm & The Premier League

Summer is coming, the evenings are getting longer and some football chairmen are giving every impression of having too much time on their hands already. This week’s insane plan comes from a repeat offender – the Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside....

Match of the (mid) week: Manchester United 3-0 Celtic

And so, then, to The Battle of Britain, the Auld Rivals, the English Champions against their Scottish counterparts.  Unfortunately, the match had to come along and spoil all the romantic platitudes.  Celtic were completely outclassed, even though United were a little...

Let Me Add My Voice To The Moralising Multitudes

So, Dida’s antics at Celtic Park, then. You’ll have to forgive me if I don’t express too much outrage over this, because I’d feel a little hypocritical if I did. At the Spurs-Chelsea FA Cup match earlier this year, a fan got on the pitch at...

Too Orangey For Popes

When I got in from work this evening, I sat down and watched the somewhat infamous Rangers-Celtic derby match from 1987. As I said yesterday, this watch something that I’d been delighted to find in order to download. It’s a match that has gone down in...