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Manchester United
February 29, 2012
Posted by Mark Payne on 02/29/2012

As the season enters its sixth month and final stretch it seems as though elder statesmen dominate the tale. Events of the last few weeks bear this out and it was the old fellas who finished the weekend having the last laugh.

February 19, 2012
Posted by Mark Payne on 02/19/2012

The Ajax of Homer’s Iliad is described as being of colossal frame and the strongest of all. The Ajax of Dutch football fit a similar description when compared to other clubs in the Low Countries. However, in terms of European football they are not what they used to be. Even so, after a couple of months that have a left a bitter taste in the mouth, this fixture was certainly one to savour.

February 12, 2012
Posted by Mark Payne on 02/12/2012

Football has seldom looked less like the enjoyable pastime I fell in love with as a youngster. In the past few weeks, the overblown, hate-filled events encrusting the English game have made for very unpleasant viewing.

February 10, 2012
Posted by Mark Payne on 02/10/2012

If aliens were to land this week and cast their intergalactic eyes over English football then no doubt they would leave immediately, safe in the knowledge that a species so stupid was not worth conquering.