When Trinity manager Steve Housham sat down with the BBC’s Rob Makepeace last week and, with a smirk so smug it was literally audible, rolled out a clichéd, finger-based observation about Boston’s townsfolk, he probably thought he was striking a great blow to his bête noire, Dennis Greene, and dumping a gallon of napalm onto […]
For all the terrible reasons you already know about, 2015 is a year many will be happy to see the back of. If it wasn’t the indiscriminate slaughter of innocent civilians, it was floods. And if it wasn’t floods, it was dead children on beaches. And if it wasn’t dead children on beaches, it was bombs on planes. […]
Half time during a dull Manchester derby and the advert for a well-known betting company arrives like a lorry crashing through your living room.
When news about the latest blockbuster Sky/BT television deal exploded across Twitter, so scarcely believable were the figures that you could sense the incredulity from those at the press conference. You could almost hear their brains fizzing and popping as they let the news sink in.
So that’s that, then. After quite literally years of fevered build-up, controversial favela pacification, stadium construction nightmares, infrastructure failures and allegations of high-level corruption of the worst order, it’s all over.
Once, many years ago, a time so distant that John Major was still Prime Minister and teenage boys were playing Cannon Fodder instead of Call of Duty, there was a young Boston United midfielder by the name of Simon Armstrong. Younger fans may never have heard of him, and why would they? He wasn’t brought […]
The news this week that the contract of Boston United keeper Ashley Timms had been terminated by ‘mutual consent’ – a classic football euphemism commonly deployed to make it sound like everyone shook hands and parted amicably rather than flipping each other the finger – probably shocked some Boston supporters.
Fan forums are usually dull, tedious affairs. Typically, 50 sweaty old blokes gather in a fug of deep-fried food and simmering anger to offer unwanted tactical advice to an embattled manager and moan about the price of pies, before the whole sorry event comes to a depressing and uncomfortable end when someone gets a bit […]
There’s an advert promoting the Premier League you’ve probably seen on tv recently. From Barclays, and under the weird pretence of thanking football supporters for funding the top flight’s transformation into a commercial free-for-all, it’s half a minute of faintly nauseating, mawkish slop in which fans are either travelling to games in a state of […]
Well, thanks a lot, Grimsby. Thank you very much. Not content with fouling up your own hopes of automatic promotion through sheer lack of competence, you’ve decided to sabotage the season of a cute, cuddly little part-time outfit down the road which, apart from systemic financial dishonesty spanning several seasons between 1998 and 2007, had […]
Are you excited? Football is back! Yes, football. That sport we love and always will love, because that’s just the way it is! Woo! Yay! Wooo!! Woo. Sigh.