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?), there†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...

Chicken Balti Isn't A Pie Filling, Is It Manchester United?

February 21, 2011

You know what they say? If you're building a theatre, you might as well make it a theatre of dreams, because sometimes dreams are all we have. Ah, Old Trafford. Always a special joy – they're alwa Click here to read more...

When Managers Are Secure…

February 17, 2011

You know what they say? Joni Mitchell never wrote a better, deeper song than Both Sides Now no matter how much she aspired to be better and deeper. For the next 42 years. Anyway, today it's Blackburn Rover Click here to read more...

Seven Goals, Two Teams, One Local Derby

February 8, 2011

You know what they say? Walk a mile in my shoes and we might have to share verucas too. Going to Wigan for the xxth (oh, look it up, it’s a lot) time has its special joys of course, but it’s a depressing jo Click here to read more...

Even Stevenage

January 31, 2011

You know what they say? Just do the best you can, all the time, then the sheer effort of that stops you thinking about the other stuff. Sometimes I wish that like some of my colleagues not a million miles from Click here to read more...

Missing You Already, Steven Pienaar

January 25, 2011

You know what they say? Don't accept lifts from strangers, but it's OK to accept ones from people you know. Everton then. Excellent: a proper club and the Z-Cars theme by Johnny Keating when the players Click here to read more...
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