2009 – Year Of Missing The Point

2009 – Year Of Missing The Point

Financial and football journalism have long been distant cousins. And since the formation of the Premier League in 1992, that has largely not mattered. This year, however, it has. Give or take a Norman Lamont-inspired week or two during its inaugural season, the...
Match Of The Week: Leeds United 5-1 Kettering Town

Match Of The Week: Leeds United 5-1 Kettering Town

After the two sides finished level at Rockingham Road a week and a half ago, it was the only draw that could have been made. Manchester United. For Leeds United, this match is an opportunity to make acquaintances again with their rivals from the other side of the...

Match Of The Week: Kettering Town 1-1 Leeds United

These are tough times at Rockingham Road. Kettering Town of the Blue Square Premier have less than three years to go on the lease at the ground that has been their home since 1897, and they have nowhere else to go. Relations with the local council are strained, with...

The Guardian Is Banned From The Bates Motel

It was something of a disappointment that there wasn’t a big empty space in this morning’s edition of the Guardian’s sports section. It would have been the most fitting response to Ken Bates’ decision to ban the newspaper from Elland Road as a...

Football Authorities & The Law

Lord Triesman, the chairman of the Football Association, wafted across our television screens earlier this evening, brushing aside questions about Alex Ferguson’s comments about referee Alan Wiley because it would be incorrect of him to comment prior to the FA...