Writing on the wall

Well, that’s that. The 2019-20 Championship season has finally ended. We know who that champions are, and a more unpopular one you’ll find hard to come across. Leeds Utd, a self proclaimed big club, will be back in the Premier League next season and already many of the supporters of other clubs are wishing they […]

Non League 3G pitches

It will soon get to the time of year when the weather will close in and takes its toll on the non league fixture list, and no doubt this will lead to calls that the game needs more artificial pitches to allow the matches to be completed. The latest National League South club to install […]

Football returns – for some…

With the announcement by the EFL of a provisional restart date for the Championship of June 20th, many football supporters will be starting to get excited again. There is obviously still a lot of work to be done in that time, a lot of important decisions to be made and a lot of meetings still […]

Dirty cash for a dirty game

Scanning through my twitter feed this morning, I came across a tweet that I couldn’t disagree with. A post by Jon Colman neatly wrapped up the kind of thoughts many have been having, that the top levels of the game are so wrapped up in themselves that they appear to be losing the wider picture. […]

Football, prove me wrong!

A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks with regards to the 2019-20 season, and yet it’s still no clearer what is going to happen. The PL are discussing Project Restart, completing the season behind closed doors at neutral stadia. As can be expected, there are clubs not in favour of this. Relegation-threatened […]

Naked self interest

The bandwagon towards instructing m’learned friend with regards to the decision ratified by the FA Council continues. Halesowen Town (2nd in the Southern League Central Division) are the latest to have requested solicitors to poke their heads above the parapet. This time, they have asked for the Southern League to explain its decision making and […]

Hold up a minute…!

Much ire and anger has been aimed and fired at the FA Council for ratifying a decision made by the FA Board at the request of the league committees involved at steps 3-7 to declare the 2019-20 season null and void. I have put it in italics deliberately. There are many out there that clearly feel […]

Last minute postponements…

When you look at old clips of matches from the 60’s and 70’s, you can’t help but marvel at the fact the games even took place, given the state of those pitches at the time. In the modern game, even the non-league pitches look better than those from the past. Most of the time, pitches […]

Level playing field? You’re having a laugh!

Who loves the Carabao Cup? It’s had many incarnations before getting to this point. Starting out as the Football League Cup before being sponsored by various companies, from the Milk Marketing Board, through brands such as Coca-Cola, Worthingtons and finally now Carabao (notice the downhill trend there?). Never one of the country’s favourite footballing competitions, […]

Humble Pie with HP sauce – World Cup musings

Well, who would have thought it? England in the 2018 World Cup semifinals, only the third time its been done. A month ago, I would have laughed at you at such a thought but look at them now. Let me be the first to admit, I was pretty dismissive of their chances but in this […]