Thu, May 13th 2010

England’s Preliminary Squad for 2010

Capello named his provisional squad of 30 players. Amongst them were a few surprises, with inclusions for uncapped Adam Johnson and Michael Dawson, and a recall for Jamie Carragher.

The final squad of 23 must be named by 1 June.

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Thu, May 29th 2008

Who to support for Euro 2008

The Fan adopts a country for June

With England having failed to qualify, how to decide which country to adopt?

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Tue, May 13th 2008

My mates who are City fans are right browned off about Sven’s sacking; in fact it’s taken this for them to register even a smithereen of disdain for Thaksin Shinawatra. “He may be an abuser of human rights you know,” I’d say. “Who cares? We’ve got Elano,” came the reply. “Here, he’s sacked Sven…” “What?!?!?!?! Someone call Geneva - you can’t treat people like that.”

Russell Brand - Enthralled by a giddy mist of climactic hysteria - The Guardian



Wed, March 26th 2008

Lincoln City’s climb away from the foot of League Two has brought an unusual reward. Manager Peter Jackson asked for the office to be redecorated when he joined the club last year. Chairman Steff Wright suggested an incentive scheme, providing carpet tiles for every point the Imps won.

“We’ve gradually been putting the tiles down”, said Wright, “and over the past couple months the colour of the floor has changed from worn-out green to bright blue tiles.”

From: BBC



Thu, March 6th 2008

From: The Guardian - Sid Lowe finds the Spanish media desperate to put some kind of gloss on the unthinkable - that their rivals across the Med play better football

Over here, people think Italian football is dirty, cynical, talentless and boring. Few Italians have succeeded in Spain because they are rubbish, they say, while few Spaniards have succeeded in Italy because the football is rubbish - and full of cheats.



Fri, January 18th 2008

The Magic of the Cup

Minnows prove that game is not all about money

Conference South side Havant and Waterlooville show the FA Cup is still alive

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Fri, November 30th 2007

...this week, 16 Scotsmen played in the Champions League. Only 14 Englishmen could say the same. And three of those - Peter Crouch, Owen Hargreaves and Theo Walcott - were substitutes.

From: Guardian Unlimited: Sport blog: The killer stat that demands a response



Thu, September 13th 2007

England cruise to second win

England 3 - Russia 0

England continued against Russia where they left off against Israel, cruising to another 3-nil victory.

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Mon, September 10th 2007

England prosper without big names

England 3 - Israel 0

Despite injuries to star name players England cruised past a standoff-ish Israel.


Mon, August 20th 2007

Referees’ chief Keith Hackett says Rob Styles will not take charge of a match next weekend following his performance during the game between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday.

You can have sympathy for officials who fail to see a offence, but when they see the incident and get it wrong it is probably time for them to have a rest. Maybe we need substitutions for referees…

From: The Telegraph


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