Just a referee again

March 31, 2010

MARK Halsey gave an interview to The Independent recently. “When I cross that white line,” he said, “I am not Mark Halsey the cancer patient. I am Mark Halsey the referee.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Last on MOTD: Brief encounter

March 28, 2010

TELEVISION interviews with Everton manager David Moyes are always a fascinating watch – as much for the demands they make on his interrogator as for his answers. Read the rest of this entry »


Sign of the Thames

March 22, 2010

CRIKEY, where did spring suddenly come from? Twenty-four hours after watching my hands turn a strange bluish-purple at Doncaster, I was positively sweltering in the sun at Fulham. Mind you, I was wearing a winter coat, a jumper and a shirt. Read the rest of this entry »


Last on MOTD: Timeshifting

March 22, 2010

THE clocks go forward next weekend by an hour. I sometimes wonder if it might be to Everton’s benefit if someone put them forward about two months. Read the rest of this entry »


Kes, computers, cosmetic surgery and Kevin Keegan

March 20, 2010

HOW does one prepare for a trip to Doncaster these days? If you’re Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell, you watch 20 minutes of Kes. Which scene? Oh, come on. Read the rest of this entry »


There once was a young man named Beckham

March 17, 2010

INTERACTIVITY is great, isn’t it? Actually, maybe it is. Here it is, popping up at the bottom of the BBC website’s report on the Poet Laureate’s poem about David Beckham:

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Played 29, Won one

March 15, 2010

EVEN the worst runs come to an end eventually. So congratulations to Durham City. After 28 consecutive defeats, they picked up their first UniBond League win of the season on Saturday – a 2-1 victory over FC United at Gigg Lane.

The front page of Durham’s official website sums things up beautifully.

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