It's Up For Grabs Now
Sunday, June 29, 2003
Isn't it nice when the dreams of sub-editors come true?
Now there's a ploy - ring a player claiming to be the chairman of another club offering him a move, wait for him to cancel his contract and then move into his place in the squad. A job as Northampton chief executive awaits
Saturday, June 28, 2003
IUFGN IS IN
And it's welcome back to Fiorentina, if in name only - we like the idea of a bidding war for their name, as if someone else could have outbid the new club's president and set up a seperate club in the original name. Come to think of it, Charles Koppel's missed a trick there
Saturday, June 21, 2003
Thursday, June 19, 2003
Isn't it good to know that despite the upheaval of a bloody civil war Liberians are still free to wear their vintage Sunderland shirts with pride?
For all the people finding us via Google wanting Toulon tournament info, try here. And yes, A-F subscribers, we know how spectacularly wrong we were at our Japan guesswork. Crossed wires, y'see
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
You'll know if you're subscribed to Armchair Football - oh? Why not? - that we're fans of 5 Live's road correspondent Mark Clemmit. Well, it appears he's been picked up on by the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette, talking about his Cup year, his League year and his summer. Oddly little mention of his nascent cable TV career
Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Sepp strikes again! This time criticising the Spanish for letting La Liga run into his beloved Confederations Cup, a tournament so all-encompassing it can stop general strikes
Browsing a piece about Alan McGee buying his Poptones label back from the public, we note Alan Hansen had shares in it! We can't help wondering whether he was more drawn by the Bellrays album or by being next to one of the few men more wantonly Scottish than he is
Hot news from the Ryman League Annual Banquet And Ball, a "glittering occasion" apparently. Where to start with affectionate piss-taking? The idea of Theo Paphitis making an "hilarious" speech about referees? "Some clubs dancing around their trophies as the night progressed"? "the 'C' word - consolidation"? "The Ryman League has seen ourselves as being the aristocrats of non-League football" - which makes the Conference the, erm...?
Monday, June 16, 2003
So it's not just the Burberry-sporters that do down the image of Cardiff fans - where's Craig Johnston when you really need him?
Sunday, June 15, 2003
Saturday, June 14, 2003
Back in news, the Toulon Tournament could be going better for England
Then, of course, Tom Bower weighs in with the latest in his ongoing series How British Football Is Falling Apart At The Seams, No, Really, Look At My Long Words ("Like so many deceased British institutions and industries, football is withering, helped by the self-interest of Ferguson and other ambitious divas" - yeah, that's logical)
Then we saw Mark Lawson on Beckham and reconsidered our view of Julie. The move debate caused equally by job envy and "sexual insecurity", anyone?
Oh lord, Julie Burchill on Beckham again. Victoria might be a bit thick? Ooh, cutting edge analysis
Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Can anyone enlighten us why we've suddenly started receiving about four times as many hits from the IUFGN front page as normal?
Monday, June 09, 2003
Sorry to keep banging on about Luton all the time, but John Gurney - hims is nuts. 75,000 seats, underground parking and an F1 track, you say?
Sunday, June 08, 2003
We've made big things of huge supporter protests about boards. At Gillingham, they do that sort of thing over new kits
MK Dons might be postponed again - this days after Koppel formally delivered notice of departure to Palace. Have fun with that list of potential groundsharers!
Friday, June 06, 2003
Tuesday, June 03, 2003
What mustPeter Beardsley trying to be intimidating (not that he has been, clearly) sound like?
Monday, June 02, 2003
Someone had to do it - John 'John's Not Mad' Davidson on that American Man Utd target with Tourettes
Sunday, June 01, 2003
66-1 for Rotherham to be relegated? Do people working in betting shops really not think these things through?
Where to start on this one? Man City keeping ball in corner type confusion taken to its extreme and a player who reckons his own side weren't good enough to stay up, even though they did. Oh, South America, you say? Oh, everything's clear now, sorry