Eat My Snow, English Football
Eat My Snow, English Football

 The FA Cup tie that could have been. Twenty-five football matches scheduled for today have been canceled due to…snow?  What?  Some puffy white water falling majestically from the sky?  This is particularly ironic considering the prognosticators of climate change doom predicted an all-year-round Premier League as one of the upsides […]

Aston Villa’s Premier League Success Makes No Sense Whatsoever
Aston Villa’s Premier League Success Makes No Sense Whatsoever

 I have no idea how this keeps happening! Now, before you start calling me charlie and suggest I place various things in my nether regions, I should begin by mentioning I am in fact an Aston Villa supporter, so much so that each Christmas I go through the official Aston […]

Just What the Hell is Wrong with Arsenal?
Just What the Hell is Wrong with Arsenal?

 Sorry Mum.  Uh, I mean, sorry Arsene. Okay, this is getting ridiculous, and I don’t even support Arsenal. Sure, publicly we talk about the Gunners’s depressingly sub-par performance this season as a victory for parity in the Premier League.  Privately though, like for instance this morning over a nice warm […]

Aston Villa In the Top Four: Be Careful What You Wish For
Aston Villa In the Top Four: Be Careful What You Wish For

Back When it Was All So Simple Imagine for a moment you’re walking through the streets of Manhattan on a lovely June day.  You pass by a Nike store and notice a display stand decked out in a familiar claret and blue.  Ashley Young poses next to January-transfer signing David […]

Would You Honestly Pay More to Watch UEFA's Europa League?
Would You Honestly Pay More to Watch UEFA's Europa League?

Say what you will about Maradona — he never put on a suit.  Michel Platini on the other hand is on one hell of a roll at the moment. Earlier this week, he went off Arsene Wenger as if the man had murdered half his family, instead of appointing youngters […]

Freddie Mac, Merrill Lynch and Mike Ashley
Freddie Mac, Merrill Lynch and Mike Ashley

A while ago, an SNL skit featured an ad for a book that could get you out of debt and save your life.  It was called “Don’t Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford.”  It’s a book that the CEOs and owners behind Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers, as well as Mike […]

Is Manchester City Really Better Off with New Owners?
Is Manchester City Really Better Off with New Owners?

So, the shortish reign of Thaksin Shinawatra has finally come to an end. None too soon perhaps for Man City fans settling down to some Pepto Bismol after that ridiculous and probably unnecessary roller-coaster ride.    While stern looking Premier League officials waxed on about ‘fit and proper persons,’ it was […]

Do Early Results Spell Hope for Parity in Premier League?
Do Early Results Spell Hope for Parity in Premier League?

Lovely Craven Cottage. The name conjures images of a county hamlet where you might retire after an afternoon of fox hunting and lawn bowling. Hardly the Gates of Hell for a club like Arsenal who have only conceded defeat to Fulham twice since 1966, a factoid repeated ad nauseam by […]

Nine Football Announcing Cliches We Could Do Without
Nine Football Announcing Cliches We Could Do Without

With the 1.24 billion league matches on offer at Sky, Setanta, and the Other Ones, you can’t really blame professional football announcers for over-relying on their trusty grab bag of football clichés.  But now that John ‘Motty’ Motson has left for good, I think it’s time to wipe the slate […]