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  • November 12, 2014
    Calling Full Time On Halftime The Clog

    At the moment, half-time in soccer games is more or less an opportunity for players to urinate off-camera. Surely we can do better than that. Or maybe not, who knows.

  • Whatever club, whatever sport, the close season (or for those unfamiliar with the Queen’s English, “off season”) provides an extraordinary gift of hope: our past mistakes are excused, we start again. How often in life might we wish for that?

  • With the FA Cup final between Wigan and Manchester set for noon Saturday, American fans will descend upon pubs through the country to watch England's most important annual football game. It can be a daunting scene for newcomers, which is why we pulled together a brief guide for fans looking to fake it effectively. 

  • Despite his claims to the contrary there's a pretty good case to be made that Sunderland FC's newest manager, Paolo Di Canio, is at least sort of a fascist. A wee bit of the iron fist never hurt anybody, right? 

  • January 18, 2013
    Life Outside the Premiership

    For those lucky enough to be  born into a family of United or City supporters, life is filled with the hopes and dreams of the Champions League or sitting atop the Premiership. For those who follow those teams in the lower divisions there is only one thing to hope for: (relative) success through avoiding (abject) failure.