Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Tonight's Action

Its matchday two, night one in the Champions League later this evening.

Arsenal and Man Utd are in action.

Plus there is a full programme of matches in the Championship.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Newcastle Utd Turmoil Continues....

After getting dumped out of the Carling Cup by Tottenham in midweek, Newcastle got beat 2-1 by Blackburn at St James' Park yesterday afternoon.

It was 'interim' manager Joe Kinnear's first game in charge and the laughable aspect of his first game in charge was that he had to watch it from the stands as he has to serve a two-match touchline ban!!

Oh how things are going from bad to worse for the 'Toon.'

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Tuesday Night LIVE - Football Special

Tonight is the first of two Carling Cup 3rd Round nights. In action tonight are Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool, West Ham plus there is the tasty South Wales encounter between Swansea and Cardiff City - trust me they HATE each other.

LIVE Scores will be in the comments section from 7.45pm (UK time), so bookmark and come back.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

This Game Wasn't A Derby.... Was it?

Well it was hardly a 'derby' was it?
If you were in Scotland today, right up North near Inverness on the Firth of Moray, did you take a trip to Elgin City FC and their game against Albion Rovers in the Third Division of the Scottish League?

Cos if you did you would have had your money's worth and a rite rollicking afternoon's entertainment - well according to the purists, football should be about entertainment - if you didn't, then you missed a treat, just like me, as for entertainment, isn't football a results business?

This game had everything: Goals, bookings and sending offs!!!

Here's a timetable of events from the first whistle to the last - Remember Elgin City are the home team:

Elgin 0-1 Albion (Watt 7 mins)

Booking Rovers' Benton 12 mins

Booking City's Gilbert on 21 mins

Booking City's Nicolson on 23 mins

Elgin 0-2 Albion (Barr 30 mins)

Sending Off City's Niven on 35 mins

Booking City's Campbell on 40 mins

Elgin 0-3 Albion (Barr 50 mins)

Elgin 0-4 Albion (Watt 56 mins)

Sending off City's Campbell on 58 mins

Sending off City's Gilbert on 65 mins

Booking City's Shallicker 67 mins

Booking Rovers' Harris 70 mins

Elgin 0-5 Rovers (Barr 83 mins)

Elgin 1-5 Rovers (Shallicker 88 mins)

Elgin 1-6 Rovers (Watt 90 mins)

Amongst that lot did you notice that Albion's Barr scored a hat-trick?

As I say, this game was hardly a 'derby.'

I Wonder why this game 'kicked-off,' let me get my Inspector Clouseau hat on and I will try to find out why.


West Ham's new manager and assistant both Chelsea legends, Gianfranco Zola and Steve Clarke got off to a winning start this afternoon at Upton Park when they beat beleagured and under-seige Newcastle Utd 3-1.

Franco and Clarkey got one over Wisey. Wonder if they are sharing a glass of wine at this moment and regalling the 'good old days?'

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Sir Alex and His Hairdryer

Seriously does having SIR before your name give you carte blanche to berate everybody that makes a decision that first was wrong and then the wrong was made right.
Case in example - John Terry's sending-off against Man City on Saturday night. Never a sending off in a million years, but Mark Halsey made his decision and stood by it.
Yesterday the authorities overturned Halsey's decision and Terry's red card was rescinded - Halsey's reward, a one game demotion to League Two this weekend.
Old Red Nose's response was to berate Keith Hackett who told Halsey to change his mind. Sir Red Nose said, "From what I heard, Keith Hackett has told the referee to rescind the red card and he wouldn't do it.

"If it had been a Man Utd player, Keith Hackett wouldn't have done this."
Could Red Nose's remarks have something to do with Man Utd's visit to Stamford Bridge this weekend and now Red Nose HAS to plan his team around the central defensive partnership of Terry and Carvalho?
At the time of writing Utd are 0-0 against Villareal in the Champions League with about 20 minutes to go.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Tuesday Night's Results

Champions League
Chelsea 4-0 Bordeaux
Marseille 1-2 Liverpool
AS Roma 1-2 Cluj
Barcelona 3-1 Sporting Lisbon
Panathainikos 0-2 Inter Milan
PSV 0-3 A Madrid
W Bremen 0-0 Anorthosis
Basel 1-2 S Dontesk
Reading 6-0 Sheff Wed
Burnley 2-0 Blackpool
Bristol City 1-2 Birmingham
Wolves 2-1 C Palace
Barnsley 0-1 Cardiff
Sheff Utd 1-1 Coventry
Doncaster 0-1 Charlton
Swansea 1-1 Derby County
Watford 1-2 Plymouth
Preston 2-1 Nottm Forest
Stockport 1-1 Northampton
Cheltenham 2-1 Bristol Rovers

Day 1 of the First Round of Group Games

The Champions League kicks off this evening as the route to Rome starts in earnest. Chelsea are at home to Bordeaux and Liverpool are in Marseille.
There is also League action this evening, so comeback later and see how the results pan out.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

The Real Latics v MK Dons

The Real Latics continued their fine start to the season with a 2-0 win over Roberto Di Matteo's MK Dons.

The above video is thanks to a MK Dons fans who made the journey to Boundary Park yesterday.

The Real Latics top League One with 16 points from 6 games. Carlisle Utd are second with 13 points.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

LIVE Football Scores from 3pm (UK Time)

LIVE Scores in the comments section from 3pm (UK Time) this afternoon.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Its September............

...............Which means the Champions League kicks-off again. Have you got over the memory of last season's Champions League final yet?
Next week the first round of Champions League group games kick off, but first after the International break, there is a full programme of Premiership, Championship, League One and League Two games to cover and THERE will be LIVE scores in the comments section from 3pm Saturday (UK Time).

Thursday, 11 September 2008

WC 2010 Qualifiers Over... For at least a Month.

Well the first rounds of games of qualifying for South Africa in 2010 are over (Thank God for that) and normal regular football returns for at least four weeks.

How did your country do?

England!! 2 wins out of 2 and six goals scored with only one conceded.

Incidentally I have been approached by a sports website to write reviews for their products and if their offer is as good as it says it is, I get to keep the goods that they send me.

(Must be doing something right then!)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

The REAL Latics Latest

The REAL Latics travelled to Merseyside on Saturday to play Tranmere Rovers to pit their wits against former boss Ronnie Moore, and came away with a 1-0 win.

The goal courtesy of former Rovers player, Reuben Hazell.

The REAL Latics sit top of League One with 13 points from five games.

Shining Stars

I really don't know how the 7,000 plus England fans do it. Travel away to see England play no-hopers Andorra in a World Cup qualifier in Barcelona - perhaps the attraction of a weekend in Barcelona did it.

Its bad enough supporting your club every weekend without expending more energy and emotion on a two-bit, two-bob international team who really haven't done anything since Sir Bobby Robson was in charge.

It took England 46 plus mins to break down a stubborn Andorrian side last night and to me a result, anything less than 5-0 is considered a failure, but England have been a failure for many a year.

Two goals in the space of ten minutes from half-time substitute Joe Cole, who still got told off by England manager Fabio Capello, was one shining star of two.

The second shining star was Theo Walcott of Arsenal. Walcott started his first England game and terrorised the Andorrian defence especially in the first-half.

As for the rest.... pah. The biggest culprits were Stewart Downing of Middlesbrough (what on earth is he doing in an England shirt) and Wayne (The Prodigal Son) Rooney!!!

At least Frank Lampard wasn't booed!!

England have to do alot better if they are to overcome Croatia in Zagreb on Wednesday night.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Here Comes The Money!!

First we had Russian money entering the Premiership, then it was the turn of the Yanks followed by Dr Thai and now the Arabs have left the dressing room and entered the playing field.
In a wonderful turbulent day on Monday, the last day of the transfer window and as one Man City fan put it, " We woke up skint and now we are rich," City were taken over by a consortium of Arabs with mega loads of cash to shed.
Shed the cash they did - guzumping Chelsea for the signature of Real Madrid's Robinho for over £32m - a new British transfer record.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Didier Drogba Returns

Didier Drogba made his long awaited return for Chelsea on Monday night. He played 60 minutes in Chelsea Reserves victory away against Arsenal.
Drogba didn't score but he made Chelsea's equaliser and then Chelsea went on to lead 3-1, before Arsenal scored a late consolation goal to make the final score 3-2 to Chelsea.
Drogba looks set to make his return to Chelsea's first team in the Premiership game at Man City on Saturday 13th September.