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.