Southampton Pulled From The Fire 8

Southampton Pulled From The Fire

At last, a bit of welcome news in this disastrous summer for English football. Southampton found a last minute buyer earlier this week, and they are making the right noises about how they intend...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Holiday Special 6

It’s time, then, for your weekly dose of Mungo. With The Clackers back in training for the new season (rumours have already reached us of eighty mile training runs and Pin The Tail On...

The Needle & The Damage Done 1

The Needle & The Damage Done

You’ve probably heard of “The War On Drugs”, the US government’s equivalent of pushing a pea up a hill with one’s nose which aims to eradicate illegal narcotics forever by cutting them off at...

Returning Home & New Homes 7

Returning Home & New Homes

In non-league football, things are moving and plans are afoot. It looked for some time as if we were heading for a rash of grounds being sold, demolished and converted into luxury apartments. Indeed,...

Sky Pulls The Plug On Rivals 6

Sky Pulls The Plug On Rivals

Regular users of the network of independent websites, Rivals.net, were in for something of a surprise when they logged in last week only to find a blank page with only the cursory message, “‘Rivals.net...

Ken Bates On The Back Foot For Once 2

Ken Bates On The Back Foot For Once

In some ways, you almost have to hand it to Ken Bates. He is so obstinate in his behaviour, so apparently appalled by the concept of acting in a way that is half-way reasonable,...

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Shit Shot Mungo: Holiday Special Part 5!

“Substitute” magazine’s newest writer Fleetwood MacAlbatross meets German footballer Norbert Mauser in this week’s piece of the Shit Shot Mungo Holiday Special. Scribbled in crayon by the inimitable Dotmund, a bigger version of this...

Tied Up In Notts 38

Tied Up In Notts

“The Oldest Football League Club In The World” is the proud boast of Notts County, and this fact is one of those that gets lodged in the head of every schoolboy like a piece...

Southampton Back On The Brink 11

Southampton Back On The Brink

The new Football League season starts in a little over five weeks, but a huge question mark still hangs over the small matter of whether all the teams included in the fixture list will...

Celtic On The Brink – No, Not That One 11

Celtic On The Brink – No, Not That One

The icy touch of the Grim Reaper threatens to blow across non-league football yet again this summer with the news that Farsley Celtic of the Blue Square North face a winding up order at...

The Confederations Cup: Brazil 3-2 USA 0

The Confederations Cup: Brazil 3-2 USA

The Brazilian coach Dunga’s name translates as “Dopey” in Portuguese, but this soubriquet could have applied to his entire team this evening as the South American champions rode their luck against an American team...