Well, ain’t that something?

My views on the Premier League are rather well known (see previous blogpost). Most seasons, it’s there in the background to my real love, non league football and Hampton & Richmond Borough. Something there to pass the time, something of not much relevance to me. This only changes when Hull City make an appearance in […]

From Beveree to Wembley…

In the 50 odd years since Hampton & Richmond Borough became a senior club (as Hampton FC), I suspect there are not many players who’ve graced the Beveree turf for the Beavers and also played at Wembley in their career. I would venture to say there are even fewer that have turned out in the […]

Up the Beavers! Seriously…

Following the likes of Hull City for the years I have, it has sort of left me suspicious and a¬†little wary of any success. For a long time, the supporters of the Tigers’ level of expectation was to be mid-table, win a cup game or two and not have financial issues! Their first promotion to […]

What now for K’s?

Thursday night’s decision by Merton Council to approve AFC Wimbledon’s plans for a new stadium on Plough Lane increases the prospect of their current tenants, Kingstonian FC, having to move out of the Borough of Kingston completely. Indeed it is not so fanciful to say that it also raises questions if the club could even […]

Referees Рrequired but not respected 

Looking at the recent FA report into a survey conducted to gauge the effectiveness of their Respect programme, its no surprise that nearly two-thirds of referees who responded say they experience verbal abuse at games on a regular basis. What’s even more disturbing is that almost 20% say they have experienced physical abuse. This is […]

The FA gets it right for once

I know on this blog I’ve given the FA some grief over the years but this week they showed that, occasionally, they do get it.  An FA commission decided that Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore should not receive any further sanction beyond what had already been laid upon him after the player tested positive for […]

FIFA Turkeys not voting for Xmas

In spite of all the revelations of the last few days, Sepp Blatter (Septic Bladder) has been returned as FIFA president by the turkeys, ahem, the members.  I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise as the gratitude of the smaller, less influential nations for Bladder’s ‘investments’ means they can be blind to a much […]