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Bonfire of the Hotspurs

June 30, 2011


Why yes Mr Redknapp, you could use the money to buy another midfielder. The noted recluse Harry Redknapp has broken his stoic vow of silence this week.  He has announced that to fund a good size spree’s worth of summer transfers he’ll need to move on 4 or 5 players. You might feel sympathy for […]

The Shop Window: 50 Players to Watch This Summer

June 1, 2011


This summer at least one team will spend a bathful of these notes and go on to finish in the exact same position as last year. I know how it goes. Weekends are busy times, and it’s hard to keep track of what’s going on with all those matches. But now we’ve come to the […]

Line in the Sand

May 2, 2011


Gomez’s error. Vidic’s handball. Kalou’s offside goal, Clichy’s stamp on Owen.  This hasn’t been the best of weekends for officials. So absolutely nobody is surprised that the issue of technology in football is with us again. For the tl;dr crowd, my opinions on the weekend can be summarised as – yes to goal-line technology, yes […]

The 5 Matches To Decide 4th Place

April 10, 2011


This is a good time to reflect on the high points of this season. The 4-4 comeback to end all comebacks between Arsenal and Newcastle, Chelsea’s 12 goals in the opening 2 matches of the season, Ian Holloway in….general. I say this because this is the time of year where nervy low scoring and goalless […]

5 Quick Lessons From Rooney vs Camera

April 7, 2011


1] The Football Association doesn’t retrospectively punish It will impose suspensions when a fine would be more appropriate. And act without precedent. But it doesn’t retrospectively punish for actions already dealt with. So this isn’t about the elbow to James McCarthy. Clearly. 2] Rooney’s back in the good books For the first time since he […]

Spurs, Real and Certainties of the Game

April 4, 2011


There are no certainties in football, the cliche goes. All there are are streaks – good, bad, hot, cold, occasionally nude. But 9 years and 150 matches; what an accomplishment. Just last week my summary of the  Champion’s League match tomorrow would simply have been “Mourinho doesn’t lose at home”. But football is a strange […]

Feel the Excitement

January 31, 2011


Just 1 day left. I only wish I’d thought to book a day off work. It’s said that none of the huge deals go through in the January window. Such people are fools and should be ignored. You can rest assured that my eyes will be firmly glued to the BBC rolling coverage of the […]