Category Archives: Football

Lennon, Music and Bolton Wanderers

By John Hartley My hometown of Bolton might be famous for many things, but music is generally not one of them. Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks fame apparently went to college there in the 1970s, and Danny McFly is a proud … Continue reading

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Euro football roundup #4

By John Dobson A first for our follow-a-team-through-the-European-competitions experiment as both of our teams in the play-offs won through to the main draw of their respective competitions.

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Euro football round-up #4

By John Dobson The way the Champions League is unfolding, we’re switching allegiances as each round passes. In the third qualifying round, we were on Maccabi Tel Aviv who played Maribor. A goal coming five minutes into stoppages in the … Continue reading

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Napoli close to signing Fellaini’s hair and elbows

Italian Serie A side Napoli are hoping to confirm the signing of Man Utd’s Marouane Fellaini’s hair and elbows within the next 48 hours.

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Five things to look forward to in the coming football season

New coach, new set of initials The Premier League may have lost that gravel-voiced and overly tactical– but ultimately unsuccessful– AVB bloke, but it has gained another manager whose name gives players, managers, fans and media alike another excuse to refer to … Continue reading

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Five of the best away kits for the 2014/15 football season

A.S. Roma Plain and professional Nike design, simple white with the Roma colours in a left to right diagonal. Top marks. Norwich The badge seems quite high up on the chest, almost touching collar-bone, in fact. But it’s a neat … Continue reading

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Euro football round-up #2

Continuing our run through to the finals of UEFA’s top competitions…. By John Dobson There was little drama for our runners in the Europa League in the second qualifying round. A week ago, IFK Göteborg went to Hungary and stuck … Continue reading

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Five odd football transfers

In a week that saw Stoke sign 23 year-old Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic, we look at five other recent odd– or even unlikely– football transfers as suggested by readers of the website.

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