Posts Categorized: Opinion

Join the Football Supporters Federation march for ‘Affordable Football for All’!

We all know that over the past few years the cost of watching football has risen, in a lot of cases drastically. As fans we are at the mercy of the clubs and television companies in a society where it often feels the fan is thought of last if considered at all. Now there is an opportunity for you to exercise your right to protest and join the Football Supporters Federation march for ‘Affordable Football for All’. As television deals for the Premier League clubs continue to grow the money that these clubs are getting must go somewhere. Some clubs… Read more »

We welcome the Abbey Road Stadium back to the 92!

Cambridge United fc away fans

The second team promoted to the Football League, also making their return is Cambridge United. As we welcome the Abbey Road Stadium back to the 92 we speak to U’s fan Andrew Pearson about the come back and what to expect over the new season. GM: It has been long rebuilding road to get back to the Football League, you must be delighted to be back in the 92? Andrew: Absolutely, it’s been an incredible season, and probably came a season earlier than we’d realistically hoped. There was a lot of recruitment done last summer, and I think most Us… Read more »

Our goal of the World Cup 2014

stádio Nacional Mané Garrincha cofounder Pete ( pb1uk10 ) picks his goal of the World Cup. Rightly so there was a lot of hype surrounding the World Cup and after the disappointment of 2010 to live up to expectations I was somewhat wary of getting too carried away in the build up to this summer’s competition. Boy did it deliver though, the group stage in the main being non-stop entertainment with goals flying in left right and centre. Looking back at the goals it has been a tournament of Volleys. Many not only claim that James Rodriguez’s strike against Uruguay in the last… Read more »

We welcome Kenilworth Road back to the 92!

Simon Pitts Commentator for Diverse FM, the official broadcast partner for Luton Town Football Club

It has been anything but plain sailing for Luton Town over the last half decade. Relegations, administration and points deductions led the Hatters out of the Football League. It’s not been an overnight process, but they’ve regrouped, rebuilt and after romping to the Conference title they’re back! We speak to Town’s official match commentator Simon Pitts about their journey. Groundsman: It has been a long and difficult road to regain your Football League status after 5 years, how did it feel when you clinched promotion? Simon: It was an amazing feeling, I thought it was going to happen in previous… Read more »

What the FA’s plans would mean for your club – Cheltenham Town #sayNoToLeague3

Cheltenham town fc wembley league 2 play off final 2012

Since our last blog on the issue the clubs have voiced opposition to the FA’s plans to introduce a new League 3 to aid the fortunes of the England team. After such a lame performance at this summers World Cup no doubt the issue won’t be dead in the water. To find out a bit more about how it could affect the supporters of the clubs we catch up with exiled Scotsman and Cheltenham Town fan Dave Nelson. Groundsman: Initially, what are your thoughts on the FA’s proposal to bring in B teams to the lower leagues? Dave: When I… Read more »

England World Cup Analysis – Round Pegs in Round Holes Please Roy!

Emile Heskey England Shirt World Cup 2010

England’s first 90 minutes at the 2014 is complete and already we are staring down the barrel of an early plane home. Pre-match there was much cause for optimism. ‘Whipping boys’ Costa Rica had upset Uruguay coming from behind to take a 3-1 victory, the group was up for grabs, but despite a more encouraging performance than in recent tournaments it was ultimately the same result again a well organised Italian side who ruthlessly exploited our weaknesses. So where did it go wrong? Now the majority of fans think they know better and I may give that impression but obviously… Read more »

World Cup 2014 Blog One : Into the Unknown

moss's World Cup itinerary co-founder and global groundhopper Michael Moss touches base on his first blog from the World Cup 2014 in Brazil The planet Earth, our World, does a complete orbit of the life giving star, the Sun, in 365.25 days, meaning that every four years we have to incorporate an extended February to catch up with the true orbit of our planet. Every four years, an event occurs that causes much of the World to stop, or at least slow down. That is the World Cup, and for 2014, it is in Brazil, the country who have taken the World Cup… Read more »

What the FA’s plans would mean for your club – Shrewsbury Town #sayNoToLeague3

Shrewsbury Town the New Meadow

With the FA’s recent plans to implement a number of changes to benefit the long term of England team causing uproar we thought we’d get fans opinions on how they could affect their club. First up we speak to Shrewsbury Town’s official website match reporter, programme columnist and occasional summariser for @shrewsweb Martin Wild on what the proposed changes could mean for the Shrews. Groundsman: Hi Martin, after seeing Greg Dyke’s plans, what are your initial thoughts on the idea of bringing B teams in to the lower leagues? Martin: First of all, I doubt whether this proposal of Greg… Read more »

New horizons beckon for the Bees close to home

Chelsea visit Brentford in the FA Cup

With the clubs plans for the new stadium given the final thumbs up we speak to avid Brentford fan Rhys Williams about the move and leaving the iconic Griffin Park. Groundsman: You’ve recently received the final go ahead for the new stadium, are you excited about the move? Rhys: Absolutely, moving to the new stadium is vital to securing the long term future of the football club and providing the club with the facilities it needs to go on and be more successful. I believe the new stadium could usher in a new period in the clubs history where most… Read more »

Fergie’s Fault, Moyes Out – Invisible Investment – Part 2 of 3

The United end for the 2011 Champions League Final

In the second of his three part series Red Devil’s excile Michael Moss speaks about the recent goings ons at Old Trafford; Invisible Investment. After that May crazy night in Moscow, rumours were rife that Ronaldo wanted a transfer to Real Madrid. The media were obsessed by it, but it came to nothing. Record signing Dimitar Berbatov joined with minutes to go on transfer deadline day. Promising full backs, Fabio and Rafael, the soon to be sold Tosic and De Laet from Stoke also joined the ranks. However, the biggest Portuguese star to departe Old Trafford was Ferguson’s assistant,… Read more »