Last on MOTD: Ring my bell

September 27, 2009

JUST about everyone in Portsmouth knows who John Westwood is. He’s the man who loves Pompey so much that he changed his name by deed poll to John Portsmouth Football Club Westwood.

He’s also the chap who rings a bell at Portsmouth’s home games. Or at least, he does when he isn’t getting into arguments with the club over health and safety regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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This is Armfield

September 26, 2009

IAN Holloway isn’t getting over-excited about Blackpool’s impressive start to the Championship season, so I won’t either. But I’m pleased to see he’s doing well, even if the fans of one or two of his former clubs probably aren’t. Read the rest of this entry »


Make hay, Bale

September 26, 2009

DERREN Brown predicting the lottery numbers? Ha. That’s nothing. My friends, a truly remarkable event has happened this afternoon. Gareth Bale has appeared on the winning side in a Premier League game. Read the rest of this entry »


Who is Ashley Asthma?

September 23, 2009

BLACKPOOL’S teenage centre-back Ashley Eastham has had an eventful 24 hours. Having made his debut in an amazing Carling Cup tie at Stoke, he now finds that several media outlets have renamed him after a chronic respiratory condition. Read the rest of this entry »


Adebayor hits the net

September 22, 2009

HE’S not completed his suspension yet, but Emmanuel Adebayor’s mad, bad and dangerous afternoon against Arsenal a week last Saturday has already been turned into a computer game. Read the rest of this entry »


Ten thoughts on the Manchester derby

September 20, 2009

DID today really bring us the best Manchester derby of all time? Maybe it did if you were a United fan. It certainly did if you were United’s manager. City supporters probably won’t put it at the top of their list, but have plenty of positives to take away too, even in defeat. Here are 10 thoughts on today’s game. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: Home discomfort in Bolton

September 20, 2009

I’VE never quite viewed football punditry in the same light since the episode of Fantasy Football in which Frank Skinner bet Alan Hansen £50 that he couldn’t crowbar the word ‘rounding’ into his Match of the Day analysis. Read the rest of this entry »