Two films about Manchester City

September 30, 2010

IT’S 34 years since Manchester City won a trophy. Until recently, it had been 29 years since anyone made a film about the club. In both cases, it’s been far too long. Read the rest of this entry »


Marcus Hahnemann, Damien Hirst and me

September 26, 2010

HOW exciting! With a little help from Wolves keeper Marcus Hahnemann, this blog has finally made national news. Read the rest of this entry »

Last on MOTD: In this world, we’ve got to find the time

September 26, 2010

WIGAN Athletic defender Maynor Figueroa won Match Of The Day’s Goal of the Season award for 2009/10. I mention it now because it was only revealed last night, more than four months after last season ended. Read the rest of this entry »

Father and son

September 26, 2010

CHILDREN do have a habit of bringing their parents down a peg or two, as Burnley keeper Brian Jensen will tell you. Read the rest of this entry »

Last on MOTD: Heavyweight champion of the world

September 19, 2010

I’VE reached the conclusion that, however much a person achieves, there generally comes a stage where life starts to disappoint them. Even Paul McCartney probably wakes up some mornings and thinks: What have I done with my life? At least he can always stick on Yesterday or Eleanor Rigby to remind him. Read the rest of this entry »


September 18, 2010

HERE’S something that freaked me out. This afternoon, 14 minutes into a game against Barnsley, I saw Derby County centre-back Dean Leacock score his first-ever goal, almost eight years after making his senior debut.

That wasn’t what freaked me out. (It freaked his manager Nigel Clough out a bit, but I’ll come to that later.) What freaked me out was this: In the eight minutes it then took me to confirm via my laptop internet connection that it was Leacock’s first senior goal, someone had managed to add that fact to his Wikipedia page. Read the rest of this entry »

Rediscovering your mojo

September 17, 2010

AND the award for the most startling comeback since Darius from Popstars had a No.1 single goes to: Manchester City striker Jo. Read the rest of this entry »