Jilted at the Altar

Posted by on Aug 4, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Such is the acceptance of money’s role in the game these days that few batted an eyelid when Brendan Rodgers jumped the Watford ship in May, barely six months after taking over. That he leaves a club that has enjoyed a cup final appearance, three major semi finals within the last decade and a second placed finish in the top flight for one whose chief memory of silverware is the …

Days to go

Posted by on Aug 3, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

With mere days to go until the league’s opener at the Riverside on Friday, the usual previews have started to appear. In an effort to hit the shelves early, FourFourTwo has churned out its usual tripe with much of the information already dated (Newcastle to win the league?). Those seeking a quick guide and prediction to disagree with should instead refer to The Times’ who have today offered some more

Fantasy Football

Posted by on Jul 31, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

As if we couldn’t get excited about a new season in the Football League, the Beeb have dutifully reminded us what’s at stake by way of a new trailer, which is currently being aired across its channels. Having already announced their planned coverage, which is (in fairness) an improvement on ITV’s blink-and-you-miss-it The Championship, the Beeb seem to have engaged in a battle to win football fans’ …

More lower league Specials?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

One of our earliest posts back at the birth of this site in June speculated as to the future of Coventry’s dashing Liverpudlian left back Danny Fox. Lo and behold and he is now in possession of a contract with Glasgow Celtic Football Club and, who knows, perhaps an England run out in a couple of years’ time? Having already lost Fox’s ex-Walsall team-mate Scott Dann, Premier League bound with …

How good could Big Jon Parkin be?

Posted by on Jul 29, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Alan Irvine showed admirable loyalty to Preston North End by choosing to stay by the Ribble this Summer, given that West Bromwich Albion were one club who had been rumoured to be interested. That said, PNE blatantly overachieved in 2008-9. The season seemed to drift along a little during the autumn months but Irvine’s honest prescription of workhorse powered organization (cynics would say defensiveness) finally won the day and the …