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Top Tips for Football Bloggers

In the four-and-a-half years since I started this blog (including the three-year hiatus running Vital Norwich I like to think I have picked up quite a bit of knowledge about what makes a good and interesting article – or at the very least, what doesn’t…

FA Cup Giant-Killings: Part Four

This coming weekend is one of the most anticipated of the football calendar – FA Cup Third Round weekend. In this final part I’m going to take a look through the games taking place in the next couple of days and try to pick out some where I think we could see an upset: Bristol […]

FA Cup Giant-Killings: Part Two

This coming weekend is one of the most anticipated of the football calendar – FA Cup Third Round weekend. Here’s part two of my memorable giant-killings… Saturday 4th January 1992. Wrexham 2 Arsenal 1. Arsenal were the league champions. Wrexham had finished the previous season bottom of the football league, and only avoided relegation to […]

FA Cup Giant-Killings: Part One

This coming weekend is one of the most anticipated of the football calendar – FA Cup Third Round weekend. I love the FA Cup. No other weekend this season will generate as much excitement up and down the country as we will experience in the coming days. While it may be true that since the […]

Let’s Not Lose Sight of the Bigger Picture

In his first press conference this afternoon Capello said “From the first day I spoke with Sir Trevor Brooking, I have always asked for an English coach to be integrated into the set-up”. “It is something I have done wherever I have been – it is vital have someone from that environment who understands English […]

What a difference a week makes

At about this time last week the Canaries were five points adrift at the bottom of the Championship and England had just failed to qualify for the European Championships next summer in Austria and Switzerland (those two well known giants of the world game). Now, following back-to-back wins for the first time in I don’t […]

World Cup Draw

The 2010 World Cup Qualification Draw took place today, and England have been drawn against Andorra, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine and…Croatia. Considering we lost home and away to the Croats in the Euro qualifiers you might be forgiven for feeling a little nervous about facing them again, but I think it gives the new man in […]

Let’s Be ‘Avin You

20 minutes to go until kick-off. I’m settled on the sofa. I have a pint of my favourite beer (Young’s Double Chocolate Stout). I’m ready. Come on lads. For England, and St George!