You’ve Got To Be Cruel

Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. Football fans are different. Non-football fans have empathy for others. They feel people’s pain. We revel in their suffering. That’s why I’ve been flummoxed by English cricket … Continue reading You’ve Got To Be Cruel

Halifax Town 3 Wrexham 2

Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? The worrying feeling I get after two games of our season isn’t anything to do with our defence, the danger injuries pose to our thin squad or the fact that we’ve already dropped three points. It’s the sense that the referees look even worse than they consistently have been since we dropped into the Conference. I feel guilty … Continue reading Halifax Town 3 Wrexham 2

Anyone But Luton Please!

This is an edited, updated, revised and sexed-up version of my column from last week’s Leader because things have moved on swiftly since last Friday! It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. What do I want from tomorrow’s FA Trophy draw? … Continue reading Anyone But Luton Please!

>Conference Won’t Let Us Mess Around

>The Non League Paper carried a story on its front page yesterday which could have repercussions for us in the near future. Bearing in mind our reluctance to file our accounts, the fact that they intend to compel clubs to regularly disclose their financial information, with particular emphasis on any debt to the Inland Revenue, could be a timebomb for us. Remember, this is a … Continue reading >Conference Won’t Let Us Mess Around

>Kearney To Sign?

> http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/southport-sport/southport-fc/2008/05/23/southport-fc-boss-gary-brabin-goes-for-class-101022-20964730/ It seems we’ve bought Tom Kearney according to Southport’s manager. I have a vague recollection of him playing in midfield for Bradford, but can’t remember too much detail on him-a Halifax fansite says when he was at alley Parade he was thought of as the next Stuart McCall! If he arrives on top of Carden (not literally!) it certainly makes a return for … Continue reading >Kearney To Sign?

>Lights Out At The Shay?

> I chatted to a member of Halifax’s Supporters Trust on the podcast I posted earlier, but alarmingly it seems that things have taken a turn for the worst. It’s a salutary tale, and the fact that The Conference might have kicked them out at their AGM tomorrow because their on-going building work at The Shay hasn’t got going is relevant to us. The Conference … Continue reading >Lights Out At The Shay?