‘Steinsson?? I Think he’s my First Sub’

Remember a more innocent time, when one would have missed a match on telly for whatever reason. Maybe out shopping, out for a drive, out for a walk, you know the usual reasons. Then you get a spare second, and send off a text

Ashton: Out of Favour

Ashton: Out of Favour

message ‘Any score?’, or some variation of it. It could be Bolton against Wigan on a miserable January ‘Super Sunday’ afternoon. Its pouring rain, the pitch is cutting up at an alarming rate, and even though it’s only 4 o’clock in the afternoon, the floodlights are on full pelt. The reply arrives. 1-0 Bolton. Ricardo Gardner. In the past, then one would send a message back ‘Sure let me know if there are any more goals’. Conversation over. But a goal these days opens quite the can of worms. Continue reading

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Don’t do it Xabi……..

'Water-Carrier?'

'Water-Carrier?'

It seemed to be all going so well. Reigning champions Manchester United lose the best player on the planet, former big spenders Chelsea seem to be unable to attract the calibre of player that it once beckoned without thought, and Arsenal seem to be stubborn in their quest to succeed without adding some much needed brawn and experience to their ranks. Manchester City are attempting to create the most lop-sided squad in football history, with £70 million spent on their strikeforce meaning they now have 10 senior centre forwards on their books. All roads point to Liverpool being in pole position for the season ahead, but the constant speculation linking Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid has those on the Kop worried. Outstanding last season, his departure could prove to be their undoing before a ball is kicked. Continue reading