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Wenger must take the blame for Arsenal implosion

October 4, 2011


It seems like all Arsene Wenger’s chickens have come home to roost at exactly the same time, and these sour-tasting poultry are swooping in on the under-pressure Arsenal manager in truly unstoppable numbers. There was the misguided faith placed in young players that did not reach the potential he saw in them, namely Denilson, Carlos […]

Who will stay and who will go?

April 5, 2010


*Article originally appeared in When The Ball Moves We’ve reached a point where most people are resigned to the inevitable. We may be only four points from safety with five matches to go, but Burnley just don’t look like picking up any points and a return to the Championship after one season away looks closer […]

Premier League focus: The BFC view (4)

February 28, 2010


*Article originally appeared in When the Ball Moves What a scumbag John Terry is. In my eyes, there’s no defending the man. He’s had a chequered history in any case, but this latest episode is the worst yet. Having an affair is bad enough, but with a teammate and friend’s ex-girlfriend, the mother of his […]

Brian, sort it out!

February 27, 2010


*Article originally appeared in When The Ball Moves I write this in the bleak aftermath of the humiliating defeat by Portsmouth at Turf Moor. Often during the season fans, players and managers talk about “pivotal” moments and “turning points”. Mostly phrases like this are used in a positive sense. Yet it strikes me that this […]

Statistics show football clubs are not footing the bill for policing

February 5, 2010


The cost of policing the matches of London’s five Premier League teams increased by 55% last season, according to statistics obtained by myself under the Freedom of Information Act. The statistics show that the Metropolitan Police service spent £4,330,000 on policing the matches of Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Tottenham Hostpur and West Ham United, compared with […]

Owen Coyle: Hypocrite

January 8, 2010


Before I start getting angry and ranting, I must just say one thing. What Owen Coyle achieved in little over two years in charge of Burnley Football Club was nothing short of remarkable. When he took over in November 2007, Burnley were languishing mid-table in the second tier of English football and had been doing […]

Premier League focus: The BFC view (3)

December 12, 2009


*Article originally appeared in When the Ball Moves Spats between players and managers have been all the rage recently. Even discounting Jim Magilton’s bust-up with Akos Buzsaky, which we no longer have to pay any attention to, what with it being in the Championship and all, there’s been enough to go round. Gary Megson, it […]