Outside United

One ‘L’ of a problem for Roy…

England camp in disarray, ahead of qualifier against Slovenia, as age old problem rears its ugly letterhead and leads to dressing room bust up… When it was announced earlier this week that both Andros Townsend and Michael Carrick would be returning from International duty to their respective employers, as a result of minor knocks picked […]

The Premier League Water Fall Out Reaches Boiling Point.

The Premier League Water Fall Out Reaches Boiling Point.

The Premier League could soon be left drowning its sorrows, as Water threatens to put the freeze on their long standing relationship.   The world was left to drink in the shock waves this week, as images emerged of highly acclaimed, and universally renowned The Premier League manager, Neil Warnock, being left humiliated by a […]

The Festival Of Football Ideas

The Festival Of Football Ideas

If you’re a regular visitor to the site (Hi, Cathy Ferg!) you may have noticed I haven’t been writing much?! Or, perhaps you’re here because you’ve heard about the festival and you wanted to have a little nose around? Maybe you Google searched Bifurcated fan and was expecting to find accessories for your loft conversion, […]

Not A Rant: A Little More Conversation.

Not A Rant: A Little More Conversation.

Aside from perhaps in the physical and visceral sense, football has a problem articulating itself.  99% of managers, players, people running clubs, and them lot running the whole thing, talk without saying anything 99% of the time. That’s how they prefer it. The less actually said the better. The contractual obligation to talk about football […]

Yo Soy Un Helado

Yo Soy Un Helado

A year ago to the day, I wrote a post inspired by a trip to Spain, ¡Cayendo en la trampa! (Falling into the trap). We’re going there to live next year, so I need to start learning the language, though I’m not anywhere near good enough yet. Luckily my girlfriend is, and she has kindly translated […]

Becks: More Than Just a Tool

Becks: More Than Just a Tool

As I’ve said before, I think most people would probably subscribe to the idea that how much you choose to invest in someone, or something, is personal to you; it’s a reflection of the morals and ethics by which you live your life. Perhaps you don’t have much time for Luis Suarez because you have […]

Not a Rant: Engage

Not a Rant: Engage

Or, perhaps a rant within ‘not a rant’… In the pub, at half-time that other Tuesday, I returned to my seat after a visit to the bar to find that three twenty-somethings had materialised. I hadn’t gone out of my way to notice them, it’s just that in a relatively large room with literally no-one else in it, they had decided […]

Believe in Better

Believe in Better

If I were to make New Year’s resolutions, this year mine would be to watch less football, or – more specifically, to no longer watch Sky Sports.* *It would have suited the narrative flow of this post to have started the previous sentence with ‘My New Year’s resolution is to watch less football”, a slight alteration in the construction of […]

Not A Rant: Repetition, I repeat, repetition...

Not A Rant: Repetition, I repeat, repetition…

The endlessly repeated dialogue between rival fans, where the same clichéd ”bantz” are regurgitated over and over and over and over – akin to two blue bottle flies, either side of a pain of glass, attempting to fly at one another. The dispute inevitably runs out of steam, with nothing resolved or learned. The protagonists fall back […]

¡Cayendo en la trampa!

¡Cayendo en la trampa!

I don’t watch much football *SHOCK – HORROR – ORF WITH MY OWN HEAD*, so when I found myself on holiday in Spain, in a Spanish bar, with El Clasico about to start, I didn’t really know what to do with myself. To say my eyes were glued to the small telly in the corner would over romanticize the […]

Not A Rant: Hillsborough Report

Not A Rant: Hillsborough Report

The law makers are the law breakers. We have a reactive  (not proactive) political system that regurgitates the same regressive agendas – regardless of party – designed solely to keep those setting them in office, not to actually change anything – all perpetuated by the embarrassingly corrupt arms of the media they corroborate with AND instead of the football world […]

Dare to dream

Dare to dream

England haven’t won a tournament, again. A concept we have become more than accustomed to dealing with. It still hurts a little/a lot/unbearably (delete as appropriate) and leaves a haunting feeling of, ‘what if?’ drifting through our idle thoughts for the remainder of the summer, but by now we all have our various coping mechanisms […]

Bi-Mark: Footballiversity

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