“I remember when I got promotion with Notts County, Chelsea offered me a job and I thought a lot about it, turned it down and got the sack six months later. So when people talk about loyalty, I think that is a load of bull.” Neil Warnock Who’d be a football manager? When you’re not […]Read More Should I Stay or Should I Go?: The Dichotomy of Football Management and Loyalty.
“And now Biggins is away! Franks in the middle…Cowler…now Buzaglo! That’s his hat-trick! And that is brilliant stuff by Tim Buzaglo.” Arsenal were unbeaten and top of the First Division, Iron Maiden were Top of the Pops, and Watford manager Javi Gracia was a fresh-faced youngster making his way with Athletic Bilbao’s B-Team the last […]Read More Play Your Cards Right: Woking Look to Summon the Spirit of Buzaglo.
The penultimate weekend of Premier League action brought promise of resolution for some of this season’s most pressing issues. Among them was the FIGHT to become the best of the worst, along with the TUSSLE for mid-table mediocrity. Would Manchester City break any and all available records? Could Manchester United secure that second place that […]Read More Killer On Thirty-Seventh Street. Premier League Week 37 Review.
Monday brought the tragic news that Cyrille Regis had passed away at the age of 59. Tributes rightly flowed forth from all corners of the football world, from his contemporaries to the myriad of players he had coached, mentored, or even just inspired. A universal sadness among supporters spread across social media, while pundits and […]Read More Nice One, Cyrille
Gatecrashing 2018 like an irresponsible YouTuber in a culturally sensitive woodland area, everyone’s favourite weekend of the football season brought renewed cliches, condescension and unnecessary portmanteaus. The third round of the FA Cup, where Goliath deigns to show up and take on David, who’s been swatting aside challengers of at least similar size up to […]Read More FA Cup Third Round – The Talking Points
After a week in which the Chancellor of the Exchequer deemed it appropriate to stage his own impromptu stand-up gig in the House of Commons after telling the UK how utterly fucked the future looks, the distraction of domestic football appeared on the horizon with blessed relief. Ahead of the Friday night kick-off however, there […]Read More Thirteenth Floor Opening. Premier League Week 13 Review.