It's Up For Grabs Now
Wednesday, December 31, 2003
Well, for starters, happy new year.
And here's something to warm you up nicely - as if it's stil 1993, it's a facetious American-based 'why nobody in the world should like soccer' article
Sporadically Amusing Blog Fails To See Connection Between Pierluigi Collina And Hull Shock
Tuesday, December 30, 2003
You'll be glad to know that after a good five minutes of thought we gave up on our attempt to make a Bob Monkhouse-style joke related to the news that Roma have given Serie A referees champagne for Christmas - it's probably the best tribute to the great man that we haven't, all told - but we like the detail that four other big clubs have given their word that present money has been donated to charity. Oh, Roma, all la-di-dah league leaders, so what money have you got to throw away?
Wednesday, December 24, 2003
Tuesday, December 23, 2003
Sunday, December 21, 2003
Congratulations in order to Perugia, who have now played eight Serie A home games this season - and drawn the lot.
Vinnie Jones' movie career continues to go from strength to strength - his next role is in something called Eurotrip, dealing in "comical misadventures" across Europe in a Gross-Out Teen Comedy style, but with a nuts cast - Matt Damon, Joanna Lumley, Lucy Lawless. Here's your man:
What game do we reckon this refers to?
And this is meant to be Vinnie's typical East End pub, populated by nondescript red & black shirted "Manchester" fans (Man Utd Cockneys, so they're sticklers for detail, ho ho), but what's that Forest pennant doing in the top right hand corner?
Looking for something else on IMDB, he says: Adam Keyte
Friday, December 19, 2003
For reasons we can't quite work out, Grandstand are canvassing for the ten greatest moments ever on the show No April Fool fight? No Des Grand National days? No 'Son Of Grandstand', or Sunday Grandstand with Des in an armchair surrounded by pot plants?
Expecting Arsenal away Champions League shirts with Bergkamp on the back to sell like hot cakes, are you?
He works for UEFA tangentially, y'see: Chris Hughes
Thursday, December 18, 2003
Let's piss off ITV and reward greatness simultaenously - vote Gareth Ainsworth as Goal Of The Year
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Messrs Blitz, Corney and Gazal? Article by Mike Yarwood? Have the good burghers of the Oldham news gathering fraternity gone all Framley Examiner?
Monday, December 15, 2003
How wrong do clubs get it sometimes? Aston Villa move Cup game expecting TV coverage which never comes
Sunday, December 14, 2003
Yes, of course Sports Rev...Personality was no good, that Snooker Reloaded perhaps being the lowest depth BBC Sport has ever sunk to. But... Nobby Woodcock!
Saturday, December 06, 2003
We have to believe that Bryan out of Westlife really is a Coventry fan because at this time it seems like a strange thing to make up, but can you imagine the stick they'd get?
Friday, December 05, 2003
We're sure the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup isn't a Mickey Mouse tournament at all, but you're not going to convince anyone abroad otherwise if two of the eight teams arrive the day before the first game and one, Tanzania, doesn't make it at all
We're sure the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup isn't a Mickey Mouse tournament at all, but you're not going to convince anyone abroad otherwise if three of the eight teams arrive the day before the first game
Tuesday, December 02, 2003
Iain Duncan Smith becomes part-time football commentator for 5 Live, and already he's better than Conor McNamara
Monday, December 01, 2003
We love how, in the face of quote, allegation and even Keith Macklin taking the piss on Saturday's Premiership, Graeme Souness can be stoic to this extent. Yes, "wars start if you don't talk", although what this has to do with arguing with a referee we don't know, but he really is chancing his arm if he truly believes accusing a referee of bias constitutes nothing "that the referee could deem to be wrong"
Surprising news breaking over the last couple of days that Paul Michael Glazer, Starsky of & Hutch fame, appears to have bought a stake in Manchester United. There's a Huggy Bear/Rio Ferdinand tangential reference just waiting to be made here