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Blog Posts: March 2012

Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 4:56pm
While everyone was watching last weekend with baited breath to see what was going to happen to Fabrice Muamba, there was a terrible event taking place in Scotland, which really does show perhaps the most horrible contrast of emotions imaginable. Kilmarnock defeated Celtic 1-0 to win the Scottish League Cup last Sunday. It should have been a joyous occasion, but one of their players, young midfielder Liam Kelly suffered a tremendous personal tragedy, with the news that his dad had died of a heart....
Tuesday March 20, 2012 at 5:34pm
The news the Fabrice Muamba has today had a “brief chat” with his Manager Owen Coyle is a great fillip to everyone who cares about football, or who was watching the game on Saturday either at White Hart Lane, or as I was, on TV. What we have seen in the last few days really shows that football, for all its faults can still be a tremendous force for good. It can bring people together in a way that other sports, and indeed pretty much anything else, cannot. We have seen football fans p....
Monday March 12, 2012 at 5:07pm
There was an excellent film on TV last week. Following Queens Park Rangers from the time of the first takeover of the club by Flavio Briatore, Bernie Ecclestone and Lakshmi Mital, the new owners wanted their Four Year Plan (which they referred to as a “project” for Premier League football documented. The film explained at the start that, although the camera crew was paid for by the new men, they were not exercising any editorial control over what was shown in the final cut. And it wa....
Tuesday March 6, 2012 at 12:27pm
The news emerged yesterday that Portsmouth are hoping to play Rangers in a couple of matches aimed at raising funds. It is thought that the two stricken clubs want to play each other in two games, one at Ibrox and one at Fratton Park, in two goodwill games as both try and stay alive until the end of the season and beyond. The article to announce this on the Glasgow Evening Times was met the usual round of asinine comments on a website (“who is going to pay for the trophies?” said one....