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Saturday, March 29, 2003
Gascoigne scores on Chinese league debut and is immediately 'world-class' - yeah, we made that mistake once too often too
Friday, March 28, 2003
AFC Wimbledon were doing so well in our estimations... then they went and signed a Popstars The Rivals loser. Kudos to Official Friend Of IUFGN Kris Stewart for admitting making up a Smith quote for the tabloids : “I’m over the moon to have signed for AFC Wimbledon. I’ve been following the progress of the club since day one and I can’t wait to start playing for them! Football and music have always been passions of mine and I certainly hope to be singing when we’re winning!”
Genitalia disrupts Danish international preparations - insert own Roddy Doyle-inspired '...who have been disrupted by a prick' one-liner here
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Tall striker? Combative midfielder? Get in touch with Shrewsbury, then
Monday, March 24, 2003
Note to David Beckham : "It's not easy to eat pasta at nine o'clock in the morning" probably won't help press your after all worthwhile cause
Didn't Southampton fans get bored of this when Venables wasn't picking Le Tissier? We could but hope
That's odd. A lot of directories now link to this page as IUFGN itself. In case you've come from there this is the actual IUFGN, which *is* by turns funny, informative and all the other shite I came up with four and a half (christ!) years ago. Dunno how that happened, though. I certainly haven't advertised this as the place to visit, yet Creamguide rated this, and... well, as far as I can tell no-one's really properly linked to it yet, but give them time.
Sunday, March 23, 2003
Shit. Flossie has mentioned the page. Best get some updates done.
So, Sam Allardyce's darts dreams came to nought, tabloid sports sub-editors are to spend the evening wondering if they can get away with Super Caley Go Ballistic Again... or whether that'd just spoil the gag, and Maxi Priest made his semi-pro debut, a level where, ooh baby, it really is a wild world.
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
Back into Hansard with a varied selection of top managers:
"This season has been difficult to understand. I have hated Arsenal since I was a young boy" (Alan Keen, Labour, Feltham and Heston, 5/6/98)
"He is a wise man - and that comes from me, a Chelsea fan" (Peter Hain, Welsh Secretary and thus Labour, Neath, 12/3/03)
"Does the Prime Minister share my confidence that the country of Thierry Henry, Frederic Kanoute, Gerard Houllier and Zinedine Zidane will remain a vibrant, multiracial European Union democracy?" (Mike Gapes, Labour, Ilford South, 24/4/02)
"Gazing down at us from their picture frames on the wall were those two great heroes of Leeds United teams gone by" (Hilary Benn, Labour, Leeds Central, 23/6/99)
"The first noticeable case where a player without a contract was able to obtain far better terms by moving from his club rather than leaving his fate to his manager, was that of Gordon Strachan" (Lord St John of Bletso, crossbench, 26/4/95)
"I am seeing Howard Wilkinson on Monday" (Tony Banks, Labour, West Ham, 27/6/97)
"I think I can survive, Harry. I might run into a few Chelsea supporters" (Tony Banks, Labour, West Ham, 12/12/00)
Friday, March 14, 2003
We've not always been so supportive of FootballGuardian in the past, largely because we had run-ins with a couple of their staff (mentioning no names, but they both start with P's. And end 'aul McInnes' and 'aul Kelso'.) a few years ago. But, y'know, Ormondroyd, and Sid Lowe, and the minute by minutes, and of course Scott Murray.
Thursday, March 13, 2003
By the way, that is us in Rocking Vicar.
Les Battersby puts money into Conwy United - "Among the events organised to ease the club's financial woes was a football match between the team and a Coronation Street XI, which proved a hit with fans of the soap", because clearly Conwy don't have any fans of their own
Mauricio Taricco 'girl' - "Johnson wants to put the incident behind him", after five paragraphs of nothing but the incident in his words
Sorry about the long time since the last update. We've had stuff to do.
Referees have 'illusory superiority', and some have it more than most. Mr Durkin
Monday, March 03, 2003
Lord save us from football club reading schemes with titles like this one
Can't stop, we're off to petition Sky to revive 100 Greatest Sporting Moments, in which 1-100 is Graham Taylor's post-match interview after tonight's game. Kevin Keegan, your reputation is restored
Sunday, March 02, 2003
Brazil goes mad again : eleven off on one side, and Vasco de Gama imitate the boy Lard
Saturday, March 01, 2003
You too could own hair from the head of, er, Muzzi Issitt?