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Withdrawal symptoms

It’s about this time of year that I usually do my Northern League pre-season interview. Unfortunately I haven’t done it this year. Sorry. My excuses basically boil down to three things – I haven’t got my proverbial together, I have been too busy with other commitments and I’ve decided to […]

Door number two

Eight years ago, Roma parted company with a much loved tactician – Luciano Spalletti. He had been at the helm of the club for four years and in that time he had revolutionised football around the world by inventing the ‘strikerless’ 4-2-3-1 formation. For fans, it was hard to watch […]

I’ll say goodbye

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that my love for Roma coach Luciano Spalletti knows no bounds. He is my absolute favourite giallorossi tactician of all time. I love that insane Bond villainesque bastard like the father I never had. I almost can’t bear to watch the team at […]

Grazie Mister

I do hesitate before adding to the piles and piles of stuff that’s already out there on Leicester right now. Amongst the last things the world needs today are more superlatives to describe their achievement, truly monumental though it is, emanating from bandwagon jumpers like me and 99% of the […]

Guest Post – Here we go (again)

By Ella Reilly So Nottingham Forest have sacked another manager. It’s becoming a horribly familiar announcement. Brian Clough’s oft’ repeated adage that “If a chairman sacks the manager he initially appointed, he should go as well” immediately leapt to mind when I heard the news. Suffice to say, I’m not […]

I’m a bad person

I haven’t been a very good Roma fan lately. As a paid union official, as a matter of principle I generally don’t call for coaches to be sacked. I believe that they are workers too, just like me and just like the members who I’m paid to represent. Just like […]

Guest Post – The silly language of football

By Cordwainer Bull Part of the joy of football is its language of silliness, incomprehension, and mindless verbiage. From fans to coaches to players, listen anywhere around the winter football traps and you’ll be assailed by a rich audio tapestry of idiomatic utterances, vacuous commands, and trite phrases. Talking bollocks […]