Dragons’ Den

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

Will the real fickle fan please stand up? Having been sceptical about the motivation behind businessman Yasuaki Kagami’s stake in the Pilgrims for months, Thursday’s takeover at Argyle and the PR surrounding it have, in the most part, put my mind at rest: I’ve met the facts of the deal with a mixture of relief and quiet excitement.

The involvement of Sir Roy Gardner and Keith Todd, speculated in the …

5 reasons why Di Matteo has got the Baggies boinging again by Will Mann

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

None of us saw it coming. Roberto Di Matteo had barely been mentioned in the press or even on fan forums as a possible candidate for the West Bromwich Albion manager — sorry, head coach — vacancy. But after his appointment, the initial shock and reservations have quickly subsided, and a warm feeling of optimism and cautious excitement has begun to build around B71. Here’s why:

  1. Charisma. Albion chairman

Primrose Nation

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Are Newcastle United going to provide Barnum and Bailey style entertainment this coming season? Several indicators would appear to point to this. No manager yet and precious little news: the fog on the Tyne is a full blown pea souper at the moment. Opposing fans will be hoping that Fabricio Coloccini stays, but amid the uncertainty, the club have come up with a great way of keeping us all entertained …

Boogie Nights

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Paul Anderson opting for Nottingham Forest for a season long loan from Liverpool last summer, having turned down the Swansea City side that he had represented during their promotion year the previous season was a surprise. Perhaps he was influenced by the Bright Lights-Big City feelings once exhibited by Brian Roy? The winger has now followed this up by opting for the same choice this year. All this …

Farewell Kevin Doyle

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Christian Benitez signs for Birmingham City in a rumoured nine million pound deal and yet Kevin Doyle is, as speculated previously by Lloyd on these pages, snapped up by Wolves for 6.5 million? A proven striker with 55 goals for Reading, 20 of which have been at Premier League level, Doyle is one of those players to whom the over-used label “class” applies. When asked to define just how …

MENU