He’s not the one who will take the credit for it but last Sunday was all about one man: Roberto Martinez. Last seen on the Britannia Stadium pitch being bounced up and down by his squad, these movements were a fair reflection of results during his two seasons in charge, although like most of us, […]
And in my case it’s probably a good thing because when I was nineteen we were getting tonked by the likes of Port Vale and Plymouth not Chelsea and Blackpool. I travelled to Bournemouth in a game where we’d already been relegated, spent 12 hours driving 500 miles in a battered old Toyota Corolla while […]
Let’s talk about goalkeepers then. Yes we know they are over-protected in modern football and the days of Dixie Dean barging both ‘keeper and ball into the back of the net are but a distant memory. For me, you can take all those rules away now. Let’s make it a free for all. I […]
So that’s two more blank weekends in the goals scored column. Against Spurs, you can’t say it wasn’t for the lack of trying. With Gomes performing heroics in the Spurs goal and a shoot on sight policy albeit with the sights being aimed firmly in the North Stand in the first half, we certainly gave […]
Adrian Mutu tested positive for cocaine at Chelsea in 2004The West London club terminated his contract Mark Bosnich failed a drugs test for Chelsea in 2002 and later admitted cocaine useChelsea ripped up his contract and got shut of him Matt Stevens, an international rugby union player failed a drugs test while playing for Bath […]
I do like getting stuck into a good blog and it’s fortunate that there are a myriad of great football blogs out there. One of the blogs I’ve picked up recently is the 72, which for those of you with a rudimentary mathematical brain may recognise is geared up to the seventy-two Football League clubs […]
I’ll never forget him, though I’ve long since forgotten his surname, to me he’ll always be known as “Ted the Football Man” I first met Ted in the early 70’s when I started working at Ashton’s the town’s premier tobacconists. He worked in the warehouse and was a supervisor for a team of packers. My […]
Almost a century after their advance into ‘Devil’s Wood’ began, The Football League has erected a permanent memorial to the men of the 17th and 23rd Middlesex Regiments – the Footballers’ Battalions.
1. Jordi is not an Argie 2. Jordi takes better free kicks 3. Jordi isn’t a greedy bugger 4. Jordi has a fitter bird (probably) 5. Lionel is a stupid name, last seen being used by some dancing bloke on Give Us a Clue
TALKSPORT SPEAK SENSE SHOCKER I had a tip off last night that Collymore was talking sense on Talksport, this to me was kind of like a Halley’s comet sighting, so I tuned in and indeed he was talking sense.