On Friday 23rd August 2019, North West Tonight dedicated their 25 minute slot usually reserved for regional news to the plight of Bury FC. After 134 years in the Football League, two FA Cups and five generations of supporters, the spectre of expulsion loomed large over the club. The programme ended with a montage of supporters […]Read More Where Do We Go From Here: Bury FC, Maidstone United, and The Long Road Back From Ruin.
And now the time is near, and so they face their final curtain. Having enjoyed one final swansong looking over the Football League, Saint & Greavsie’s final column is here. They’re back to cast an eye over the action in April, and give us a preview of what to look out for in this weekend’s […]Read More The April EFL Round-Up with Saint and Greavsie
Amidst the interminable sound of a ticking grandfather clock, the gentle snores of octogenarians, and the pitter patter of piss on a linoleum floor, you’ll hear papers rustling and debate escalating between the two oldest football league experts in the country. It’s the January EFL round-up. Saint: Here we are then, Jim. Another year. Greavsie: […]Read More The January EFL Round-Up With Saint and Greavsie.
The Football League Trophy was conceived as an opportunity to provide cup football for the teams in the lower tiers of the football league who traditionally have not troubled the later rounds of the League and FA Cup. An opportunity to retain an interest away from the humdrum of weekly visits to the likes to […]Read More The Checkatrade Atrophy
As the nights quickly draw in and late afternoons disappear under a blanket of darkness, the scent of burning firewood can be detected at S&G Towers, where two pensioners in the winter of their lives get together from time to time to swap stories of yore over a glass of mulled wine. And if they’re […]Read More The November EFL Round-Up with Saint and Greavsie
With wild winds whipping round the Whitstable Day Care Centre, what better way to escape the cold by popping a blanket on your knee, sliding your feet into your favourite pair of slippers and sitting down with a nice hot cup of tea and catching up on October’s EFL action. Flirting with the nurses and […]Read More The October EFL Round-Up with Saint and Greavsie
Eyebrows were raised when Thai energy drink Carabao were announced as the new sponsors of the League Cup ahead of the 2017/18 season. Cup sponsorship is nothing new, and the American credit card company Capital One had previously backed the competition, however more than a few cynics saw the deal as another roll of the […]Read More Anger is an Energy Drink
After an action packed August it’s time to look back at the first month of season in the EFL, and who better to cast their cataracts over all the lower league action than Saint and Greavsie. Since the end of their eponymous show in 1992, Ian St. John and Jimmy Greaves have been regulars on […]Read More The August EFL Round-Up with Saint and Greavsie