Last on MOTD: Scunthorpe Viduka?

November 30, 2008

THE best moment of FA Cup second-round weekend so far? Not Forest Green. Not Eastwood Town. Not Blyth Spartans. No, the best moment came during ITV’s Saturday night highlights show (a show which, curiously, doesn’t appear to have a title). Read the rest of this entry »

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Hughes of the Blues

November 28, 2008

MARK Hughes can’t have had much sleep last night. He was still in a German airport departure lounge past midnight, waiting to fly home from a UEFA Cup win over Schalke.

But he seemed pretty awake when he faced the press at the City of Manchester Stadium at 9.30am today ahead of, perhaps, his biggest test in management yet. Read the rest of this entry »


That’s not a red card, it’s a B&Q receipt

November 25, 2008

“I’LL never be a yes man. I’ll do it my way. I will not change. I am passionate about the game.”

Which sporting maverick uttered these words? Step forward Ossie Tosum, perhaps Britain’s most leftfield football referee. Read the rest of this entry »


A hairy moment at Forest

November 23, 2008

SEVENTEEN minutes to go; Nottingham Forest and Norwich were edging towards a 1-1 draw in the Saturday evening Championship match. And then came the moment that any journalist doing a live match report dreads. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: The dangers of self-Googling

November 23, 2008

NEVER, ever, ever type your own name into Google. You’re thinking of doing it now, aren’t you? Well, don’t. Read the rest of this entry »


At least it wasn’t eleven

November 23, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS, it seems, are in order to Stewart Gray, the new goalkeeper for Highland League bottom club Fort William. Read the rest of this entry »


I am Doncaster Rovers’ lucky mascot

November 16, 2008

DONCASTER Rovers ended their 12-match winless streak last night against Ipswich. I can now reveal the key factor in their victory: me. Read the rest of this entry »