To say I’m deflated would be quite an understatement. I felt invested in last season’s squad, but the process of dismantling it has begun. There’s no room for sentiment in football, and if the budget for next season is well spent, we’ll be tilting at the title. Still, I’m sad to see the back of this side, which attacked with increasing brio as the season … Continue reading The Bitter End
It was only yesterday that it occurred to me to check out just how difficult we found it to score goals last season. The answer, you might not be surprised to discover, is historically bad! Our top scorer in the league overall was Shaun Pearson, with 6 goals. Obviously that’s a remarkably low total, but it turns out that’s just half the story. 6 is … Continue reading Where Have All The Scorers Gone?
Reeling Andy Bishop in was a big coup for Andy Morrell, and his arrival opens up some interesting tactical options. First and foremost, signing Bishop is a vindication of Morrell’s approach to the transfer window. His decision not to be rushed into moves, preferring to sign a player because he’ll improve the squad rather than rush into it simply because people are getting twitchy, was … Continue reading Bishop’s Move Vindicates Morrell
>The World and its wife wants france to replay their game with Ireland-even Thierry Henry (clearly under advice from his PR team!) agrees! Well, before jumping on the bandwagon, look at this: That was from earlier in this campaign, when the Irish were losing with twenty minutes left to Georgia, but were given a lifeline by that imaginary penalty and went on to win 2-1. … Continue reading No Replays Thank You!