Wily Blackwell?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2009 in Uncategorized | One Comment

“You’re just a shit Neil Warnock” was the refrain aimed by Burnley fans at Kevin Blackwell in the television gantry as the Clarets roared into the Play off Final in May. A week and a half later and his jocular reaction was no longer in evidence. Wembley distress must have come harder for the Boston United goalkeeping legend than anyone, still smarting as he was from his Leeds’ side’s 3-0 …

Faurlin in love again

Posted by on Jul 9, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Say Alejandro Damian Faurlin’s surname too quickly and images of the near synonymous Diego Forlan might spring to mind. That golden locked striker became a byword for expensive under-achievement during his time in English football. Will Queen’s Park Rangers’ new 3.5 million pound midfielder prove to be equally as legendary?

As a midfielder, at least the newcomer from Instituto AC Cordoba won’t have the pressure of having to find the …

Back in One Season?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Six clubs departed our league in May, and after Lloyd’s assessment of Wolves’ top flight chances last month, it’s now time for Burnley to be thrust under the spotlight. I was at Turf Moor on a cold October night last year and the sight of Owen Coyle patrolling the touchline in skimpy shorts and white sweatshirt made me shiver – here was a hard as nails, driven gaffer. Persuading Coyle …

Minor News

Posted by on Jul 5, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

We’re in denial. The transfer of Michael Owen to Manchester United is technically something we should be commenting on. Only, it seems like we really shouldn’t. We propose forgetting that he has been on the books of a Coca Cola Championship club with an airbrushing of history that would have made Nikita Khruschchev proud. The co-architect with Sven of that 5-1 win in Munich doesn’t currently belong in our league.…

Johnson and his 4-5-1

Posted by on Jul 5, 2009 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

For two seasons now, Bristol City have pleased the senses with the grassbound style favoured by the wily Gary Johnson, supplemented by the occasional hump forward to towering Dele Adebola. Though some way short of prolific, with just 16 goals across two seasons, the Nigerian born front man’s power was ever a menace to the opposition and the extent to which he will be missed is underlined by a mischievous