Ooh Look, There’s Althorp

September 27, 2012

There’s something about driving through the wilds of Northamptonshire at midday on a Saturday, when you would really have preferred to be admiring Villa Park from the M6, in splendid time for an afternoon at Click here to read more...

The Top And The Bottom Of It

April 12, 2012

  There’s nothing like going to Manchester United. It’s like entering the centre of the earth. Even on an Easter Sunday morning when the drizzle is chilled and there are no lorries on the M25 a Click here to read more...

Let It Snow, Let It Snow

February 11, 2012

Let’s start at the end shall we? It is 12.45am, there is no street-lighting and I am walking home through snow drifts in my nice shoes, laptop over my shoulder. I have had to leave my car some distance fr Click here to read more...

Tiddly Om Pom Pom

February 2, 2012

Like some peripatetic seagull, I have now seen Brighton & Hove Albion play home games at four locations: at the Goldstone Ground, which was a dump whatever the romantics pretend; at Priestfield, which wasn& Click here to read more...

Nottingham On Drugs

January 17, 2012

Ah Nottingham, so much to answer for. Wrong city – it was Sunderland – but you get my point. It's not the best of days, in many, many ways, but the one to share is the fact that I'm on medic Click here to read more...

Shhhh. Chelsea Are Winning

October 19, 2011

As history has recorded at dreary length, going to Chelsea was a scary experience in the '70s and '80s. I'm sure I'm not inventing a faux folk memory vis-a-vis shared turnstiles and having to sp Click here to read more...

A Peep Into Division 1

October 11, 2011

Ah, international week. Always a chore, never a joy (unless I'm doing something interesting; then it's benison extraordinary) and even less so since they moved internationals to Friday evening. Call me Click here to read more...

Another Friendly Derby

October 5, 2011

The Merseyside derby is a strange beast indeed. Since Sandy Brown achieved a certain kind of immortality with his own goal in 1969, the natural order of things, aided by cameos from Glenn Keeley Nicky Tanner an Click here to read more...

Worrying About Wigan

September 27, 2011

Ah, Wigan. We were such fast friends last year. This year, we haven't seen quite so much of each other. Oh well. Still, it's good to be back. Perhaps we can make a go of things again? If Wigan are to p Click here to read more...

The Friendly Derby

September 23, 2011

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Millwall and West Ham United isn't the one they call the friendly derby. It's, cough, British football's most vicious rivalry. God only know why they can't all g Click here to read more...
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