Archive | June, 2008

Off To Berlin

Posted on 30 June 2008 by JamesHamilton

I’m off to Berlin for a week, in part to take photographs for a forthcoming post on a Scottish Edwardian footballer.

While I’m gone, oblige me with your opinion. If you had to name one player who, in your opinion, epitomised the history of English football (not necessarily its ethos or its greatest moment or its values), who would that be? He doesn’t have to be English, but he does have to exemplify the way the game has developed in England.

I’ll tell you who I think best fits the bill when I return.

On another subject, Euro 2008 was superb, wasn’t it? I fear next season has its work cut out to compete. I felt thoughout that the British commentariat found themselves short of the knowledge and vocabulary necessary to reflect what they were watching – Radio 5 as usual largely excepted, and with Martin Samuel of The Times earning an exemption of his own. Cesc Fabregas deserved everything he eventually got, his reward for maturity, patience, hard work and astonishing talent. I hope you all followed Football365′s era-defining “If England Had Qualified” column.

I didn’t expect this at the outset, but I really can’t name a favourite moment. Everything bar France v Romania?

See you in a week’s time.

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Brian Clough Interviewed, Discussed

Posted on 21 June 2008 by JamesHamilton

Many thanks due to Ged2006 for uploading this large collection of Clough snippets. Grist, you can imagine, for Martin Sheen’s role in the forthcoming film of David Peace’s novel.

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