FA Cup Final

On Thursday, a friend offered me two unwanted corporate tickets for the FA Cup Final at Wembley. I gleefully accepted and offloaded the second ticket within minutes. Saturday dawned cloudy and overcast. I realised I’d planned the journey for a tradtional 3pm kick-off. I had the tickets in my hand although it was a bit weird for something so valuable and sought after to be printed out on my mate’s cheap inkjet printer....

May 23, 2016

Kingstonian FC 4 Grays Athletic 0

Saturday 7 September was non-league day. There were no Premiership fixtures and Kingstonian FC had a number of offers to attract football supporters down to Kingsmeadow (half price admission for any season ticket holder). I had attended Kingstonian’s opening home league fixture and been pretty impressed by the new players recruited by Alan Dowse and the quality of the play in a 3-0 victory over Enfield Town so, on a sunny afternoon, I paid my second visit of the season to watch the K’s....

September 8, 2013

left back

‘Is that Evra at left back ?’ ‘Yes. Ferguson said he would play his strongest side in Europe after last season. Why are you so surprised ?’ ‘Oh nothing. I just can’t believe it’s not Buttner’.

September 20, 2012

farewell Paul Scholes

One of my favourite United players - for his sublime skills on the pitch and the modest, understated way he conducted himself off it. Thanks for all the memories, Paul.

May 31, 2011

why Arsenal lost the Carling Cup

When I heard that Arsenal were busy making plans for their injured and oh so inspirational captain, Cesc Fabregas, to hoist the trophy aloft and end 6 barren years without a sniff of a trophy, I had a horrible feeling it might end that way. Can you imagine the suspended United captain, a grey suited Roy Keane, doing that back in 1999 ? Can you even imagine Ferguson even contemplating that option for just a second ?...

March 1, 2011