The men who stare at goats

When you watch Andy Bishop, do you see a league quality player, with a wholehearted approach, deft touch and the ability to finish? When Johnny Hunt played did you see an energetic, consistent footballer with great positional sense? When Brett Ormerod graced the Racecourse, did you sense a clever mind, utterly dedicated to the team ethic, playing for the love of the game? Or were … Continue reading The men who stare at goats

Alfreton Town and the Magic of the Cup

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) Alfreton are in town and the magic of the cup has arrived with them! I must admit that last season reopened my eyes to the possibilities of … Continue reading Alfreton Town and the Magic of the Cup

Will Gareth Taylor Suffer From Robbie Keane Syndrome?

> The cup tie tomorrow will, no doubt, see Dean Saunders fall back on his most experienced and reliable performers, and there can be no doubt that Gareth Taylor falls into that category. Yet the Kidderminster game posed an interesting question. Look back at last Sunday: Robbie Keane is a fine player and has been a regular for Spurs, but things haven’t properly gelled up … Continue reading Will Gareth Taylor Suffer From Robbie Keane Syndrome?


Wigan Ath 26th August 2000: Nationwide League Division Two Wrexham 1   Wigan Athletic 3 (Sam 81)   (Liddell 34, Haworth 54, De Zeeuw 75) Faulconbridge’s Dismissal Seals Reds Fate For the second home match in succession, Wrexham suffered a disappointing defeat despite a good performance as Wigan earned a 3-1 victory which flattered them.  The match hinged on the sending-off of Craig Faulconbridge as … Continue reading wiganh