King Plonker: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Brings Footy’s Feel Good Story to a Messy End

It goes without saying Leicester City FC’s 2016 Premier League title win was a story for the ages. Nobody remotely expected it.  Not even the most die-hard “Foxes” fan was dreaming about it.  Well perhaps they dreamt about it, but only in the way that a Metallica fan might dream of going back in time […]

Read more "King Plonker: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Brings Footy’s Feel Good Story to a Messy End"

FIVE Cantonas!!!

I could’ve gone with “Five Gold Rings” of course, given that LA Galaxy has that exact amount, but I already plan to write about my time as a Galaxy fan in another post. Eric Cantona.  The King.  L’enfant Terrible.  If Alex Ferguson was the architect of Man United’s success in the Premier League era, Eric […]

Read more "FIVE Cantonas!!!"

Big Sam: Better Than Advertised

So it’s confirmed: Sam Allardyce has left Sunderland and has taken his place as the latest manager of the England team. His detractors – not to mention those of The Football Association – are underwhelmed.  The general reaction seems to be that we’ve appointed a typical, mediocre English coach.  My response is that Big Sam […]

Read more "Big Sam: Better Than Advertised"

England: Onward & Mostly Sideways

England are not going to be winning a major tournament anytime soon. This is not a commentary on the impending appointment of “Big Sam” Allardyce to the role of England Manager.  As I opined in my breakdown of the prospective England candidates, if the preference was to bring in an Englishman or homegrown candidate, he was […]

Read more "England: Onward & Mostly Sideways"

Stevie G becomes a G (we assume)

Typical!  Mere days after I donate my collection of curly wigs, false mustaches and shell-suits to the Salvation Army, this happens! Well, I assume it’s happening.  The media, internet and twittery folks seem pretty confident. I refer of course to the almost-certainly imminent signing of Steven “Most Unfortunate use of the Word ‘Slip’ Ever” Gerrard by The […]

Read more "Stevie G becomes a G (we assume)"