How not to save amateur football

March 30, 2009

rite of passage np. An unpleasant, sometimes traumatic experience which serves no purpose in life other than to teach you not to do it again. Read the rest of this entry »


That Damned movie

March 29, 2009

BACK to Brian Clough, and also to Duncan Hamilton. While reading Hamilton’s book on Clough, I was thrilled to discover that I shared with the author an interest in the writing of BS Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »


Save this

March 27, 2009

STOCKPORT County now know that, whatever else may befall them, at least they won’t have to start with an outfield player in goal at Bristol Rovers tomorrow. The signing of Conrad Logan on a seven-day emergency loan from Leicester has solved a short-term problem.

But there are still an awful lot of medium and long-term troubles to sort out – such as steering clear of administration. Read the rest of this entry »


A man worth knowing

March 25, 2009

I’VE been reading Duncan Hamilton’s book on Brian Clough, Provided You Don’t Kiss Me. I don’t need to tell you it’s good: it won the William Hill sports book of the year award in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: Driving cattle down the M5

March 21, 2009

FACT one: Gary Megson was the Lord of the Manor of West Bromwich in 2002, a title he was awarded for getting Albion promoted to the Premier League. Read the rest of this entry »


The curious case of Danny Mills

March 19, 2009

MANCHESTER City will be without their No 18 when they face Aalborg in the UEFA Cup tonight. Danny Mills will be confined to a role as a television co-commentator at the Energie Nord Arena. It is in no way a surprising piece of team news: Mills hasn’t played a first-team game for City in two-and-a-half years. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: Pepperoni Phil

March 15, 2009

I DID enjoy the story Hull boss Phil Brown told a few weeks ago about the headset problems he had when he was Sam Allardyce’s assistant at Bolton. Read the rest of this entry »