Last on MOTD: Not much Peace

August 30, 2008

GARY Megson is bound to come up against his former clubs now and again. He does, after all, have 15 of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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WAGs, obesity, depression and Jimmy Hill

August 30, 2008

IT’S not often that a three-week-old article in the Doncaster Star gets me thinking. But then it’s not often that the Chancellor openly admits that the economy is in meltdown. These are mysterious times, as Tina Cousins once sang. Read the rest of this entry »


I said a terrible thing

August 27, 2008

I CAN’T say I really know Chris Price. I saw him in the press box at a couple of Rochdale games at the start of last season, or maybe it was the end of the season before. The brief impression I got was of a decent, enthusiastic, conscientious lad. I would never have had him down as the sort of person who would one day make headlines around the world. Read the rest of this entry »


Ping pong’s coming home

August 24, 2008

THIS is all Ian Hislop’s fault, you know. It doesn’t seem like five minutes since Boris Johnson was stumbling his way through Have I Got News For You? Now, all of a sudden, he appears to have become the face of the 2012 Olympics. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: Hello, Ray

August 24, 2008

PAUL Ince had a rather novel way of doing post-match interviews when he was Macclesfield manager. It wasn’t the normal way of going about things in League Two at all. Read the rest of this entry »


At least we’re not last on Match of the Day any more

August 23, 2008

SOMETIMES, you have to take the positives anywhere you can get them. Here’s Daily Telegraph journalist Nick Britten, a Derby fan, writing in the programme for today’s match against Southampton:

“For the first time in a year, I could watch Match of the Day last week without having to hide behind the sofa.

“Time is football’s greatest healer, and how refreshing it was to see a Premier League team being laughed at and sneered at that wasn’t Derby County.” Read the rest of this entry »


Superman II

August 20, 2008

THERE were seven other athletes in the Olympic men’s 200 metres final. I’d struggle to tell you how any of them did. There was only really two contenders in the race – Usain Bolt and the clock. Read the rest of this entry »