Monthly Archives: January 2012

Everton > Rangers: Nikica Jelavic and God’s Great Chain

So Everton, surely the Premier League’s skintest club, have identified, in Nikicia Jelavic, a transfer target. That they have found him at Rangers, the only club in Britain of similar status to have actually less money than Blue Liverpool, is … Continue reading

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Until death do us part and the unhealthy fan/club relationship

Life circumstances have prevented me from blog contributions of any kind for several months now.  The hot streak would likely have continued for another several had events of this coming weekend not proved to be an overwhelming motivation to act. … Continue reading

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Liverpool vs. Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers vs. Chelsea: FA Cup 4th Round Ties put Racism (not Passion) in Football’s Foreground

This piece on Spiked, a call to ‘kick these anti-racists out of football’, shows how far football’s reputation has fallen. That publication styles itself as ‘anti-groupthink’ – speaking out against the agenda of the elite. This is often a good … Continue reading

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Second Comings: A Pessimistic Preview of Arsenal vs. Manchester United

10 years ago, led by Thierry Henry and Paul Scholes, Arsenal and Manchester United were English football’s powerhouses. On Sunday, Henry and Scholes return to the fixture as symbols of their clubs’ declines. Continue reading

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