All entries for June 2009

June 25, 2009

Tales From Robin Hood Country

Writing about web page http://www.thefirst90minutes.com/20090622253/football-culture/tales-from-robin-hood-country.html

Nottingham is a city of contrasts. For many years, I knew this East Midlands city for Brian Clough, Family Fortunes, and The Price is Right, which were filmed in the nearby Central TV studios. Like many cities in the UK, there are some beautiful areas and various suburbs that have spewed concrete over the skyline, but the city centre always seems to be bustling.


June 17, 2009

Keen on Keane

Writing about web page http://www.clubfanzine.com/ipswich_town/v2.showNews.php?id=25189

Like many of us, I take a bus journey to work every day. The atmosphere on the bus is tense and angry. No one speaks or even looks at each other. Strangers sit next to each other and cower because they believe that the slightest human touch will contract a deadly infectious disease. The atmosphere is very British and not unlike an average tube journey from Liverpool Street.


£80 million: Absolutely Priceless

Writing about web page http://www.thefirst90minutes.com/20090616251/football-culture/p80-million-absolutely-priceless.html

I am not sure why, but I seem to be the person that is dragged off the street by market researchers to seek my views on a key issue. I seem to wear a face, which says ‘please survey me. I am doing nothing all afternoon, and I am dying to voice my views for one of your surveys.’ Despite my best efforts to be assertive, it does not take much for me to be dragged off the street to fill in another long questionnaire, for the ‘prize’ of a cheap biro.


Something Different for the Bookshelf II (West Ham Site)

Writing about web page http://www.kumb.com/reviews.php

Even though we like to buy them, we often discover that a number of books from football stars, have been nothing more than an effortless list of which cup did they win and when they gained their international caps. I am convinced that some fans think that being a footballer means a simple journey from the school team to the punditry studio via county trials, a procession of clubs leading to a top four Premier League outfit, a collection of international caps, a World-cup winning goal, management glory, and retirement by the pool in a Hertfordshire mansion.


The Kopite With Great Timing

Writing about web page http://www.thisisanfield.com/columnists/2009/06/john-wark-the-kopite-with-great-timing/

It might be a slightly random thought but I wish that I was in Liverpool during the 1980s. I appreciate that Merseyside witnessed dramatic socio-economic upheaval during that decade, but there seemed to be something exciting that was developing in the area. Whether it was in my mind or in reality, I wish that I had been part of the spirit of Liverpool, instead of being rushing home from junior school for Dangermouse or The Real Ghostbusters on Children’s ITV.


June 13, 2009

Something Different for the Bookshelf

Writing about web page http://www.toffeeweb.com/season/08-09/comment/fan/article.asp?submissionID=12078

Even though we like to buy them, we often discover that a number of books from football stars have been nothing more than an effortless list of which cup did they win and when they gained their international caps. I am convinced that some fans think that being a footballer means a simple journey from the school team to the punditry studio via county trials, a procession of clubs leading to a top four Premiership outfit, a collection of international caps, a World-cup winning goal, management glory, and retirement by the pool in a Hertfordshire mansion.


June 10, 2009

I Predict– Fixture Congestion

Writing about web page http://www.thefirst90minutes.com/20090608249/football-culture/i-predict-fixture-congestion.html

Life is certainly busy in the newspapers in June 2009, whether at Westminster or in the Britain’s Got Talent studio, but fast forward yourself to June 2010. There is a chance that your mind will (hopefully) be focused on the England team and the World Cup. Memories of World Cup qualifiers will (hopefully) be a distant memory, and England will (hopefully) play well and (hopefully) survive further than a quarter final penalty shootout.


June 02, 2009

Where is the magic in the FA Cup

Writing about web page http://www.thefirst90minutes.com/20090601245/football-culture/where-is-the-magic-in-the-cup.html

have got to start off by saying that I did not watch the FA Cup final last Saturday. I am still not sure whether I missed that much apart from the fastest goal in FA Cup history, and a sweet strike from the weaker foot of Frank Lampard.


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