My Second Team: Borussia Dortmund

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in My Second Team | 2 Comments
My Second Team: Borussia Dortmund

On the morning of the 21st May 2015 I hung two scarves in my window. One had red and blue stripes, the other black and yellow. The former represents the colours of the club I support Crystal Palace, the other is of my second club: Borussia Dortmund.

On this particular day the stars that watch over these clubs aligned. Both were playing in their countries domestic cup finals, the …

The Argument: Time for Midweek Afternoon Matches?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in The Argument | 2 Comments
The Argument: Time for Midweek Afternoon Matches?

There are well over three million retail workers in the UK, many of whom work more Saturdays than not. Add on public service and transport employees and a whole stack of night shift workers and you a have significant portion of the country that cannot watch football at its traditional time of Saturday at 3pm.

Saturday 3pm is a tradition based on working men who finished their shifts on …

Football Cities: Croydon

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Football Cities | 4 Comments
Football Cities: Croydon

Before I start, I know that Croydon is not a city. However, if Milton bloody Keynes can be included in this series then so can Croydon. This much maligned suburb of greater London has competed on numerous occasions for city status but been beaten off by the likes of Wolverhampton, Sunderland and Brighton and Hove. The latter of which clearly cheated as it is blatantly two places.

After the …

Hoof for the Sky: Crystal Palace 1990-1

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | One Comment
Hoof for the Sky: Crystal Palace 1990-1

Our Great Teams series of posts, soon to be augmented with its fortieth episode, has occasionally been joined by an occasional look back to those top flight seasons where it all came together in wondrous fashion for clubs more accustomed to life in less exalted company. In February, Adam Orton recalled Norwich City’s valiant heroes of the early nineties while just a couple of years before, Crystal Palace

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