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February 27, 2010
Posted by Mark Payne on 02/27/2010

Aston Villa pitch themselves as the Gandhi of the Premier League. Randy Lerner is said to be a 'good, considerate' owner (although I know nothing about him) and Martin O'Neill is the media darling's media darling. "He has a law degree don't you know, how very nouveau football." And of course they nurture young English players like saplings in a storm - good-hearted folk that they are. This overlooks the fact that we still, and will always, owe them one in a cup final.

February 23, 2010
Posted by Mark Payne on 02/23/2010

Hot off the press from reuters guys:

Better have a read

February 22, 2010
Posted by Mark Payne on 02/22/2010

It is possible there is intelligent life on other planets, there is a chance Angelina Jolie is merely waiting for me, that the super-volcano in Yellowstone National Park could erupt at any minute and destroy the entire planet.

If these things can happen then United can still win the league. Whilst there is still hope I will cling to it. Undeniably though, we screwed the pooch a bit at the weekend.

February 15, 2010
Posted by Mark Payne on 02/15/2010

This week may well see the demise of Portsmouth Football Club. FA Cup champions of 2008, members of the Football League since the 1800s and an abused plaything for a series of international businessmen. The significance of a top-flight team, and recent trophy winner, facing oblivion cannot be overstated.

Portsmouth as a place and footballing institution does not occupy the warmest of places in my heart but their story so horrific that I see it as a shot across the bow for any football team currently carrying debt. For example, Manchester United