After sobering up from a double promotion party, I appear to somehow have travelled back in time. I turn on the news to find a female Tory prime minister, a scruffy old leader of the opposition, England failing in a major football tournament, and kids all playing Pokemon. I knewRead More
Now the curtain-raiser to the new football season has whimpered off into the dullest recesses of our memories, it’s time to reflect back on EURO 2016, and ponder a while over what it has taught us.
It’s possible to finish 3rd in your Group without winning a match; and go on toRead More
I’m sure we all witnessed the disturbing scenes in and around Marseille during the early stages of Euro 2016, and my thoughts go out to any fan who’s has been hurt in anyway during these recent troubles. Fans from any country deserve to return safely from a football match; it’sRead More
Does anyone actually love football? I mean truly love it? After another gut-wrenching ninety minutes of incredible lows – interjected with the odd thirty seconds of unadulterated joy – I find myself asking who actually enjoys putting themselves through this kind of torture?
In a season that spans forty-odd games, youRead More
Clubs throughout the country – not only in the premier league but now the championship, too – appear hell-bent on increasing their global brand in a vain attempt to generate as much profit as possible. They want as many fans as possible to buy shirts, naff merchandise, and subscribe toRead More
Spring is upon us once more; and whilst many may be thinking of warmer climes, DIY, daffodils…or whatever it is that the normal (rational) person thinks of; those of us in the football fraternity refer to this time of the year as ‘The Business End of the Season’.
For those none-footballingRead More