Monthly Archives: September 2010

Accumulator Series: Going With The Gut

Week One ‘The first cut is the deepest, baby I know’ Cat Stevens Going With The Gut Most Saturdays excite me; the prospect of a day filled with football excites me. But when I woke last Saturday I was not … Continue reading

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Toppo’s Top Tens – Managerial appointments that went wrong

Who’d be a manager? Arguably the toughest job in football, the manager is the man upon whom the hopes and dreams of clubs and nations rest. When things are going well, he’s the hero, the saviour – but when it’s going bad he’s … Continue reading

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‘I was just one team away from winning five hundred quid!’: The trials and tribulations of football accumulators

Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane. Red (Morgan Freeman), The Shawshank Redemption. Introduction Point 1. A football fan’s life is dominated by one thing; hope. At the beginning … Continue reading

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Toppo’s Top Tens – Overhead Kicks

There are few moves on a football pitch which compare to overhead/bicycle kicks. The sight of players leaping in the air, backs to goal, volleying home over their heads is truly a sight to behold. Get it right and you’re a genius – … Continue reading

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The Champions League – That programme with that theme tune…

Here we go again then – The world’s biggest club competition. The competition featuring the best clubs, players and managers in football. The competition where, despite Sky’s forthright effort at ploughing hundreds of thousands of pounds into it, we’ll always … Continue reading

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