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...

You Say You Want A Revolution

August 17, 2011

Lin Biao was the most interesting of his generation of Chinese rulers. Scared of clouds apparently. Was he murdered? Or did he really die in that plane crash, showing he was right to be afraid of clouds after a Click here to read more...

Hi Peterborough, Bye Swansea

June 13, 2011

You know what they say, you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. They're wrong: I know. I was in the pub with Bob Geldof the other week (I know, I know: just shoot me: I've asked f Click here to read more...

Going Up, Going Up, Going Up. Maybe.

May 6, 2011

You know what they say, about chickens counting and eggs hatching… Foolishly, I thought I'd escaped going to Watford this year. But then QPR decide to win the Championship there (or do they?), thereā€ Click here to read more...

Tiddly Om Pom Pom

April 17, 2011

You know what they say (and they said it in the theme to the BBC's Seaside Special): get a little sand between your toes. Ah yes, Blackpool. What joy. Sorry, dear reader, not to have blogged in a while̷ Click here to read more...

A Humble Footballer. Whatever Next?

March 1, 2011

You know what they say? Television makes you look bigger. Strangely it's the same with football grounds. Much as I like a late night drive, I love an early morning one, when the sun's a-rising (that &# Click here to read more...
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