Category Archives: Football

Bad sports journalism metaphor of the day

(Being the first, and possibly last, of a very occasional series) From an Express and Star piece on the appointment of Norwegian Stale Solbakken as the new Wolves manager: Like his nation’s record on human rights and equality legislation, he has a record for progressive thinking

Worth Reading 17: Now complete with provisional licence

Let there be linkage: A Vision Of Foreign Policy Only Beck Can Provide – That’s Glenn Beck, but reading out the lyrics to Devil’s Haircut might make more sense. Watch the video for something that looks like a dramatic reconstruction of the thought processes of a crazed conspiracy theorist, except it’s for real (via) A […]

Quick football question

Which nation’s international football record does England’s most resemble – Sweden or Germany? (Answer under the cut, so if you don’t want to know the score and are reading this in some manner that doesn’t allow for the cut, look away now) Related PostsWorth Reading 115: Sixtus the seventh Worth Reading 110: Giving it all […]

Normal for Norfolk?

Only a couple of weeks in, and we might have the oddest managerial appointment of the football season already. Just 10 days ago, Colchester went to Norwich and won 7-1, which cost Bryan Gunn his job – and today we find out that Paul Lambert has quit Colchester to take on the job. Unsurprisingly, Colchester […]

Playground football

As the controls for regular football games on consoles become increasingly complex, and the games become harder and harder to play in the ridiculously high-scoring manner they used to be, why has no one yet created a playground football game? You could have a gain that ranged through all the permutations from three-and-in on a […]

I’m Sir Alex Ferguson, and I approve this message

The US Government now owns 80% of AIG. AIG sponsor Man United. Does this make them the Red, White and Blue Devils?

A football thought

Given that it will be at a neutral venue between the two losing semi-finalists, could this year’s FA Cup Final also be seen as the Champions League third place playoff?

To be live from Warsaw

It seems that football can still produce a shock result, even if it’s only at the administrative level, with the news that Poland and Ukraine have suprisingly beaten Italy in the race to host Euro 2012. Though it’s a bit worrying that Platini still seems to be going ahead with the plan to boost participation […]

Guy Mowbray is an agent of heavenly redemption

In football hell, all games are 0-0 draws between Ukraine and Switzerland commentated on by Mick McCarthy. That Clive Tyldesley wasn’t sitting beside him in the commentary box tonight is the only indication we have that we’re not all damned to watching passes that made Ray Wilkins look ambitious for all eternity.

World Cup thoughts

I’ve come up with a good reason to not want England to win the World Cup. If we were to do it, you know that within seconds of David Beckham lifting the trophy, recording studios up and down the country would be full of people recording versions of ‘We Are The Champions’ to clog up […]