It's Up For Grabs Now
Sunday, September 28, 2003
Depo La Coruna defender hospitalised after snake bite - watch now as we swerve the student union jokes and wonder just what thought processes went through his mind as he decided to pick the snake up head first
Saturday, September 27, 2003
Friday, September 26, 2003
It turns out that Time magazine had Martin Keown's behaviour pinned down as long ago as mid-1994:
Some kind of genius : Martin Stark
News just in - Armchair Football hits 50 subscribers, a day after its 126th mailout! Hey, come join Britain's slowest growing football on TV with mild sarcasm mailing list!
Vancouver Canucks may want to install permanent cameras focused at the director's box, or whatever the North American equivalent is
We love a piss-easy quiz, and nowhere will you find one more easy or more piss-ridden than Look East's win a Franchise shirt competition. Mind those multiple choice questions now!
ADVANCE, NON-FOOTBALL NOTICE : IUFGN's glorious leader is next week's Hit The Decs selector on Gideon Coe's 6 Music show - just after 12.05pm Monday to Friday inclusive.
Thursday, September 25, 2003
Referring to Peter Reid simian likeness 'offensive' now, is it? We never thought he was technically a monkey lookalike anyway. More baboon
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Talking of Jamie Redknapp, who to be honest we put into the news search engine so we could find pics of his new body toner advert and do lame 'if only his wife had joined him in posing like this' one-liners, it is nice in a way to know that footballers do listen to 6-0-6, although seemingly only up to a point. Why don't they ring in any more? Famously Andy Townsend rang from the Chelsea (?) coach to give his side of the afternoon story on the first ever show, in that rare time when he had opinions, but we do think there's mileage to be had if a footballer decided one week that enough was enough - and if he was passionate and well-spoken enough, everyone would shout his name from the rooftops as a footballer who knew what he was on about. Wouldn't it dispell just so many myths?
Spurs' new powerbroker knows how to gain influence - he's mates with Jamie Redknapp! (penultimate paragraph) That's virtually being able to channel the spirit of Bill Nicholson, isn't it?
Nothing says modern football more than a ridiculously hand-wringing letter in the Times
Congratulations to Jermaine Defoe, who asked by Sky what he made of the managerial hoopla commented that he just wanted to work hard for the club and "we will have to see who come in and take it from there". Really has got his head down, then.
News not just in : Frank Bruno has turned down an offer to become the new Spurs manager, replying - all together now - "I'm not that mad"
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
Hindsight Is A Funny Old Thing, Part 1 : the T-shirt worn by the Leeds fan on Fanzone last night read 'Leicester 0-4 Leeds'
Monday, September 15, 2003
The Women's World Cup starts in America on Saturday, offering a perfect PR opportunity to the game in that country. With perfect timing, the US women's league shuts down
Here's a clever move if you can engineer it - get sent from the dugout, then bring yourself on as sub
Thanks (again) for the link, Adam - much appreciated. Now, see if you can make it a treble of helping us, and indeed anyone else can enter this if they can fulfil the criteria, namely - Do you have one of this season's football yearbooks? Would you like to review it for us in about 500-600 words? Tell us which one you have first, as we've already accounted for a couple.
Saturday, September 13, 2003
See, this is where we're going wrong. The England-Argentina ref was on the end of a semi-amusing work email circular, in Bucharest they get witches to cast spells against hated refs Surely Urs Meier has no 'capacity to whistle' beyond breathing into an Acme Thunderer?
Friday, September 12, 2003
Odd goings on down Grimsby way - a local paper football correspondent banned for shock 'money saving' claims, leading to clearly even-handed editorial and karma - Hartlepool get the vidiprinter brackets working
Thursday, September 11, 2003
What's the scarier detail here - the acrimonious crossover between Sun football strips or that Striker's got a publication all of its own?
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
The PR skills of Christian Dailly (play it in WMPlayer if it asks)
Tuesday, September 09, 2003
We had success with our last 'does anyone know of a site which...' appeal, so let's give it a second shot. So - does anyone know of a site which keeps records of how British teams have done in Europe over the years?
Sunday, September 07, 2003
Ian Holloway - a true millennial man