Arsenal’s Transfer Budget

June 1, 2011

“The end to the football season could not have come quickly enough for Arsenal fans, as their team once again failed to maintain its challenge for honours, falling away to a disappointing fourth place after being Manchester United’s main challengers for so many months. Those of a more artistic persuasion might well have reflected on the words of TS Eliot, ‘This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper’, while baseball aficionados might have opted for Yogi Berra’s classic, ‘It’s déjà vu all over again.’” Swiss Ramble

Can’t Catch Me

June 1, 2011

“’I’m off this week slaking a thirst for lawns and paperwork, but this can’t wait. Paul Scholes retired today, meaning that we are officially old, you and I, and children born from this day forth will never see jungles or snow.” Run of Play

Copycats Wanted
“Is there really anything more to be said about FC Barcelona? Maybe not, but there are a couple of things I noticed while watching the Champions League final that might be worth registering in pixels. Plus, I have a question.” Run of Play

1970s Month: Death In the Afternoon

June 1, 2011

“Lazio won their first league title – Scudetto – in 1974, a team led by Tommaso Maestrelli beat Juventus to the title by just two points. On the pitch they played a high paced, attacking style that has seen certain members of the squad remembered as all-time legends. However, off the pitch they were an unruly bunch of prickly characters who failed to observe any sort of social standards.” The Equaliser