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  • Premier League
    Arsenal’s home form could wreck title chances

    I think we all know, having been reminded every time there’s any radio programme/tv show/newspaper or magazine article or blog post about Arsenal, that Arsene Wenger’s team have not won a trophy since the FA Cup in 2005. The pressure is very much on and another campaign with nothing to show at...

  • Premier League
    Chelsea’s ‘support’

    A very quick one and one that will hopefully be picked up on by some Chelsea fans. Would love their thoughts on this. As the half-time whistle went yesterday Chelsea went in 1-0 down and left the pitch to a chorus of boos. Sure, they didn’t play at all well, almost unrecognisable...

  • England
    Where have all the English strikers gone?

    Without wanting to take anything away from Jay Bothroyd, who must be delighted with his call up to the England squad, doesn’t it say a lot that a Championship player is in the squad at all? Bothroyd is described by John Cross, Daily Mirror football writer, as ‘a Premier League star in...

  • General
    Worst refereeing decision ever

    As the last post was about Chris Foy and his occasional blindness, it got me thinking about terrible refereeing decisions. Not the ones that happen to the team you support. I mean the ones you have experienced personally. Whether it’s high-level amateur football, Tuesday night astro league or Sunday league, when 22...

  • Premier League
    If they can’t punish Huddlestone, punish Chris Foy

    Football managers up and down England must be sending spies to take skin samples from Tom Huddlestone. Their suspicious that he’s made of Teflon might very well be correct after he got away with an obvious stamp on Johan Elmander during the Bolton game last weekend. Video evidence does nothing to absolve...

  • Premier League
    Arsenal’s goalkeeping woes continue

    It would be wrong to say that Arsenal’s defeat to Newcastle was the entirely fault of Lukasz Fabianski. As a team they were poor, they lacked creativity and any kind of attacking spark and never looked like scoring one, let alone matching the four they put past a weaker Newcastle team in...

  • SPL
    Sleaze and the Scottish game

    As Stewart Regan squirmed his way through a press conference where he was explained the decision the SFA had reached over Tannadicegate (when Celtic were awarded a penalty then referee Dougie McDonald changed his mind) he must have known that he was becoming the Chemical Ali of the Scottish game. How he...

  • Premier League
    The Gomes goof

    There’s no doubt Nani’s goal on Saturday was farcical but as much as Harry Redknapp wants to complain about Mark Clattenburg he really ought to have a stern word with his goalkeeper. It’s the 84th minute, Spurs are 1-0 down and Gomes has the ball in his hands while Nani is throwing...

  • England
    The Gallon d’Or

    Much was made this week about how no British players were nominated for the Ballon d’Or. It was hardly a surprise, in fairness, the only obvious candidate was Wayne Rooney and I suspect it was a combination of his plummeting form and FIFA deciding his off-field antics were too distasteful which saw...

  • General
    Celebrating goals

    Maybe it’s just me, and most times when I say that it is just me, but don’t footballers celebrate goals rather too much? I don’t mean the extravagant routines some of them foist upon us, nor the ludicrous dancing, but very often they goals they’re celebrating aren’t important or it’s too early...