“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that”. If you’ve never come across this quote from legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly, the chances are you’ve never read a hackneyed piece of football writing in your life. Still, some 29 years after Shankly’s passing, his words […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘Bury Me With It’ with Peter Taylor
“You could always tell there was something special about Danny, and he was destined to go a long way, so it is no surprise to me to see him doing so well. He’s very smart. He always had a plan.” Steve King, Concord Rangers They’ve been the most talked about management duo in England’s lower […]Read More The Size of a Cowley: The Legacy Left by Danny & Nicky, and What Their Departure Means for Lincoln City.
Some defeats are instantly forgettable, others we’re able to scrunch up and file away in the deepest recesses of our memory, never to be seen again until they’re coaxed out of us by a therapist during a mid-life crisis. Some catch us cold at 11:30 on a Tuesday night as we drift off to sleep, […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘A Pain in the Gas’ with Sarah Ponsford.
“Sanchez, Cork, Young, and Fashanu in there…SANCHEZ IS IN THERE! AND IT’S A GOAL FOR WIMBLEDON!” The cliché goes that a lot can happen in ninety minutes. At Wembley in the 1988 FA Cup Final, Wimbledon completed their remarkable rise from non-league to surprise cup winners via four promotions in ten years. Lawrie Sanchez’s goal […]Read More Underground, Overground: AFC Wimbledon Put Relegation Fears Aside in a Bid to Make History.
“Warren Neil…oh, that’s a good looking ball! It’s Anderton! A real chance for Pompey! Darren Anderton! IT’S THERE!” Ask any Portsmouth fan for their favourite memories of the FA Cup, and you’re likely to receive similar answers. Watching Harry Redknapp’s side lift the trophy in 2008 is surely the pinnacle for Pompey supporters in recent […]Read More Play Up For The Cup: Pompey are Rolling Back the Years and Firing for Round Five.
Like the bingo caller in God’s waiting room who still dreams of making it as an actor in the West End regardless of the fact that he’s been stuck in this semi-regular gig for the past twenty years, Saint and Greavsie are back in an attempt to remain relevant in an every changing world. With […]Read More The March 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.