As reported by BBC Sport earlier in the week, Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear referred to referee Martin Atkinson as “Mickey Mouse” after the latter failed to award Newcastle a free-kick shortly before awarding Fulham a penalty.
In reply to Steve Whitney (NonLeagueDaily.com editor) utters some rather strong opinions against new clubs in his piece on the 10th June. Including, but not limited to; “something needs to be done to prevent more of these `clubs` being formed.” and “But `clubs` being formed from disenchanted fans should be halted by the FA”.
I’ve updated the year on year average home attendances for clubs that have played in the Premier League since 1992. For the first time, Aston Villa have topped 40,000. I should add an average home attendance column here, so that it can be seen more clearly how the average home attendance fluctuates with league performance.
In reply to Fixtures are nothing more than an advert for a product. The music industry and this company must be the only two organisations which get away with charging people to advertise their products I suppose it’s a great business model if you can sustain it – to get others (including your customers or… Continue reading Copyright Over Fixture Lists
There’s hardly any reference in the football news to the Italian and French Cup Finals, both played yesterday. Considering that the Final in Italy was between the top two clubs in Serie A, and that Roma’s win prevented Inter from doing the double, and also meant Roma equalled Juventus’ record of 9 wins, you’d have… Continue reading Italian & French Cup Finals
I look for the following from football:
I said I’d come back to this. UEFA has issued a new directive to referees for Euro 2008, so expect more bookings and sendings off. More and more matches will be decided by referees, instead of by the players on the pitch and the strategies and tactics of the managers.