The Monday Profile: Steve Morison

Posted by on Dec 6, 2010 in The Monday Profile | One Comment

Most of us who braved the icy pavements of South Bermondsey on Saturday evening were rewarded with a performance that belied Millwall’s recent barren spell. And, as less hardy folk watching from centrally-heated living rooms will have noted, this was in no little part due to the persistence of Sky Sports’ man-of-the-match Steve Morison.

Interviewed on the turf after the 3-0 demolition of Scunthorpe, Morison admitted a desire to play

Who will fall at the first?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2010 in Uncategorized | One Comment
Following a decidedly unromantic Thursday Preview, in which Lanterne Rouge has forecast Tipton Town to take what the 44th President of the United States might describe as a ‘shellacking’ against a grand old opponent from League 1, I’ve taken upon myself the task of restoring a sense of hope to the misty-eyed among our audience.

In the laissez-faire culture of the contemporary game, there are few butchers, bakers and

The Thursday Preview: Stevenage Vs Chesterfield

Posted by on Oct 27, 2010 in The Thursday Preview | One Comment

Asked in August to preview Chesterfield’s forthcoming League 2 campaign, I highlighted the lack of support for Jack Lester during last season as an area of concern for manager John Sheridan. That particular problem seems to have been rectified: the polish hasn’t yet worn off the Spireites’ new abode and it has already staged a 4-3 victory over Shrewsbury and a 5-5 draw with a resurgent Crewe. Unsurprisingly, the rising …

Short-haul to the Orient

Posted by on Sep 27, 2010 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Football on a Friday night feels somehow wrong, although it is becoming a regular fixture at several clubs in Leagues 1 and 2. Despite my traditionalism, and finding myself at a loose-end after a hard day’s graft in London’s creative hub, a derby match between Leyton Orient and Brentford provided an early opportunity to get my weekend fix of Football League action.
It wasn’t a cheap night out, mind.

Book Club

Posted by on Sep 11, 2010 in Uncategorized | 14 Comments

As a card-carrying member of the Society of Young Publishers and a certified football spod, I’m always on the lookout for ways to bring two of my major interests together. Happy was the Christmas Day I spent with David Goldblatt’s 911-page whopper The Ball is Round in one hand and an isosceles turkey sandwich in the other.

A brief discussion this week with my fellow blogger Lloyd on current reading