Last on MOTD: Bobby Ewing, Harold Bishop, Dirty Den, Paul Robinson

November 29, 2009

THE big no-no for soap opera scriptwriters is to bring a character back from the dead. That hasn’t stopped them doing it, though. Read the rest of this entry »


A tale of two Nigels

November 28, 2009

QUESTION one: Is Nigel Adkins the most upbeat man in Britain? Here is the Scunthorpe United manager, quoted in the town’s local evening paper ahead of this afternoon’s match against Leicester City:

“We are looking forward to getting back to Glanford Park with a positive energy that surrounds the building.” Read the rest of this entry »

Ask Roy

November 26, 2009

IT’S taken months of intense negotiation, but I’m delighted to announce a world exclusive that will rock football to its very foundations. Tonight, on this blog, I welcome one of the most talked-about figures in football: Roy Keane, manager of Ipswich Town. Read the rest of this entry »

Last on MOTD: So close Dunney, so close

November 22, 2009

RICHARD Dunne shares two unwanted Premier League records – the highest number of own goals (six, with Jamie Carragher and Frank Sinclair) and the most red cards (eight, with Patrick Vieira and Duncan Ferguson). Read the rest of this entry »

Thierry Henry comes to Doncaster, among other places

November 22, 2009

IT was bound to happen to somewhere this weekend. It probably happened in several places. But as I happened to be at Doncaster’s game against QPR, I’ll concentrate on how it happened there. Read the rest of this entry »

How to be England goalkeeper

November 18, 2009

As things stand, and if I was 30 years younger, I would now be England’s outright number one, just as City fans always claimed I was and I believed myself to be.

Former Manchester City hero Joe Corrigan, in his autobiography published last year, wasn’t exactly glowing about the state of English goalkeeping. Read the rest of this entry »

Not The Football League Show!

November 14, 2009

NO Match of the Day this weekend for Gary, Alan, Lawro and the other Alan to make mildly sarcastic comments during (and for me to make mildly sarcastic comments about). But we’ve still got a chance to catch up with the latest developments below the top flight in The Football League Show. Read the rest of this entry »