It's Up For Grabs Now
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Thursday, November 25, 2004
What state must the FA be in if the way to popularity and professionalism lies with ITV Sport?
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
It's very rare you see the phrase "stuck his face in a bowl of muffins" at all, so well done to James Beattie for ensuring its entry into the lexicon.
Thursday, November 18, 2004
As the world debates Wayne Rooney's 'regular flashpoints' (last night; being sent off a couple of years ago; erm...), it's worth looking at occasions where players are revealed to make the length of his fuse look like Gary Lineker's. To wit, Flamengo players attacking their own fans, seemingly getting their retaliation in first. "This is the biggest club in the world" states one player, in marvellous contravention of all logic.
Saturday, November 13, 2004
With the increased media coverage here of international leagues, it was bound to happen that a player making waves in the Premiership would have had a previous well-publicised event in their own country, it just being that nobody had made the connection. Of course, Jose Antonio Reyes' penis!
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
It's more of a curio that plstic pitches are being allowed back into European competition, but look at the fourth paragraph - yes, the spelling mistake, but thank god someone's seen fit to mention UEFA haven't made them compulsory, eh? That groundsman at St Mary's that cuts all sorts of acute angled patterns can breathe again
We're sure West Brom fans have many reasons to be against the appointment of Bryan Robson as manager, but one of them is perhaps not that he left the club in 1981
Monday, November 08, 2004
Graham Taylor joins Trinidad & Tobago's coaching set-up, but we think he'll have problems with the islands' main language. It's English. Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen!
Saturday, November 06, 2004
Yes, we've been preoccupied with other stuff and consequenly have neglected updating this. Sorry. Won't happen again.
So, where were we? Yes, we've been having thoughts. About Paul Gascoigne wanting to be taken seriously, for instance, and to get away from his clowning image, so he's calling himself G8, possibly. Yeah, that'll work. Everybody in the press will refer to him as Gazza in any case, or, as we do, "the last man still cutting his hair short and dyeing it blonde". Not to reduce African football into lazy stereotypes, but Tanzanian clubs have been ordered to cut down on witchcraft, which might provoke calls from the clubs to the FA to the effect that they should get their own house in order first, but really, can we condone Barry Fry-esque on-pitch urination in order to gain a draw?
There's also been the magnificent news that Oldham's mascot Chaddy The Owl has resigned over supposedly inciting the away Blackpool fans - note in that report the kinship between underpaid men in costumes that allows Burnley's mascot to lend Chaddy boots after his original ones were damaged. We also gather Athletic fans were cautioned for throwing bottles into Notts County fans at a recent game. Wonder which event the club is taking more seriously. Speaking of discipline, Adrian Mutu, and well done to international colleague Ioan Ganea for his suggestion that Mutu would have been better off if he'd decided to "drink a dozen bottles of wine a night instead of taking drugs". Ganea is out for the rest of the season with cruciate knee ligament damage. We dread to think how he's filling his days.
And why is there only one photo of Malcolm Glazer in existance, that one of him leaping in celebration looking like Michael Moore?