by Striker I do suppose that the final of the League Cup would have to take pride of place over last weekend, even though there were still an amount of important games in the Premiership in progress, which I will cover later on in the page.
by Striker The battle for the lead in the Premiership is really hotting up, as one can see from every weekend, when the pace of most of the games would be certainly comparable to a really competitive cup-tie.
by Striker As the season progresses, this years Premiership looks like being the best in a long time, with the top four tightening up, and the next three teams close up and waiting for any slip-up that the leaders are bound to make as we go along our way. Last Saturday was a day of reckoning for our leading four, as they were all on the carpet to prove their
by Striker It has often struck me as unusual the way certain supporters regard their chosen team’s ongoing form, for, in the general way of sports people, they will always tend to give their allegiance to whichever team is in the winning mode.
by Striker The so-called January transfer window, every single year, ever since it came on board , has been a largely a non-event over the years, and, it seems to me, at any rate, that most managers, having been sorting out their teams in the first half of the season, don’t really like to disturb a team that is already in a settled shape, so to speak.
by Striker It is a fact that the lot of the player has come an awful long way in the money stakes since the early sixties, when, in a period from 1960 to 1964, the wage, which was called the “Maximum Wage”, rose from £14 per match, to a very heady £20 per match, plus bonuses of course. This was pretty good money at the time, for the
by Striker THE mists of consistency are starting to clear after the early stages in the race for the Premiership Title, with a few of the pacemakers gradually fading after having rather promising starts to the season. Prime movers amongst these would have to be West Ham, who, having been in the top five or six for a lot of the early weeks, began to struggle in recent times,
by Striker The fluctuations in soccer form have never ceased to amaze me over the years, for, how often have you seen a team getting up a head of steam early on in the season, only to fall by the wayside as the season progresses. For instance, West Ham won their very first game this season, and were riding proudly in the top six or so for a
by Striker You will have heard that famous old saying, “ask not for whom the bell tolls, for now it tolls for thee”, or words to that effect. What it effectively means is that the time of reckoning has come when concerted action must be the order of the day in whatever task is facing those involved.
by Striker Well, as expected, our World Cup dream came to an end last week against the efficient Germans, and, taking everything that happened during this rather troublesome campaign, it was probably only justice that we were bombed out, especially after our two insipid performances in those vital matches against Sweden and Austria.