The Times They Are a-Changin’

Posted by on Jun 26, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I consider myself to be a reasonably informed fan, but the ongoing takeover of my club has left me stumped. The change in ownership has been ‘just days away’ for a few months and there’s been an air of inevitability about it since Japanese businessman Yasuaki Kagami purchased a stake and became a director in mid-season.

Details about Kagami’s past are frustratingly vague and information regarding his background and his …

A New Derby Wing Man

Posted by on Jun 25, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Lee Croft first came to significant national attention following a scything tackle on Nicky Hunt in a BBC televised cup tie between Bolton and Oldham in 2005: a combine harvester of a lunge that seemed a personal tribute to Andoni Goikoetxea, the legendary “Beast of Bilbao”. The youngster was on loan to the Latics at the time from Manchester City, but this unhappy incident could not have been more misleading. …

More Black than Gold

Posted by on Jun 24, 2009 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
Wolves surely have a lot of work to do if they are to make any sort of noise in the Premier League. The Golden boys never really looked in danger of dropping out of the top two last term after cantering to the summit of the Championship early on, winning all but one of their opening eight games, but in truth their near-dominance owed as much to their stuttering rivals …

Sears on for a Catalogue of Goals?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

West Ham have had problems with homesick players before so Freddie Sears opting to stay in the big city with Crystal Palace is perhaps understandable. Who can forget Joey Beauchamp’s refusal to stray too far from his beloved Oxford dog track back in the day, or Florin Răducioiu’s love of Harvey Nick’s? Could Neil Warnock have fancied raining on Sheffield Wednesday’s parade out of spite? He probably didn’t even want …

What next for Danny Fox?

Posted by on Jun 20, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Coventry left back Danny Fox struts around the pitch and has the swagger of a player who feels he deserves to be playing in a higher league. A fan of the white tape and white boot combo, popularised by Ronaldo: a style solution that lends a player the air of an ice skater, the emphasis on grace and elegance about the pitch, it certainly convinces: Fox had an outstanding first …

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