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England Manager – Here We Go Again!

After England’s exit to Iceland in the Euros, I posted this blog partly about the team’s inept performance at a major championship AGAIN, but also partly at the FA’s apparent failure in getting the right man. Yesterday the press rep...
by Joys and Sorrows on Jul 21, 2016

England’s Gone Out To Iceland

Yeah ok, not quite the same as their snappy strapline in their ads – but hey ho. I know people may not believe me, but when I realised we had Iceland I was convinced we were going out. We have struggled recently against teams that are committed...
by Joys and Sorrows on Jun 28, 2016

An Amazing Play-Off Story

I have mentioned lots of times that I live in Devon, obviously that does curtail my opportunities of following the Blues. After living in Plymouth for over 25 years prior to moving to Okehampton, I have a soft spot for Plymouth Argyle. So on Monday I...
by Joys and Sorrows on Jun 1, 2016

Freddie Goodwin – A Personal Tribute

Freddie Goodwin, the man who gave us Trevor, has died aged 82. Freddie was the manager of the club when I started supporting them in 1971 as a 9 year old. My first Blues game, was in 1974 when we beat Manchester City 4-0. That was the only game I saw...
by Joys and Sorrows on Feb 22, 2016

Sir Jack Hayward

(Image used courtesy of Wolves FC) I know this is a Blues blog, and I know there is rivalry between ourselves and Wolves, but today I’d like to put that to one side. The Wolves fans have lost someone who was the key in the turn around at Moline...
by Joys and Sorrows on Jan 14, 2015

Policing of Football Matches

Recently, the Football Supporters’ Federation have stated that the attitude of some police forces to football fans is stuck twenty five years in the past. It says while many forces have a positive approach, some match commanders still use heavy...
by Joys and Sorrows on Nov 14, 2012

Team GB

Everyone at Joys and Sorrows would like to wish both the British teams the best of luck in their quarter finals this weekend.  Special wishes go to BCFC’s Jack Butland, Karen Carney, Eni Aluko and Rachel Williams.
by Joys and Sorrows on Aug 3, 2012

Following Jack and the Team GB Boys to Wembley

I’d like to start with a confession. I’ve never been interested in the Olympic football before and I don’t believe it has a place at the games. For me the Olympic Games is all about those sports where winning a gold medal is the pinnacle of the...
by Joys and Sorrows on Jul 30, 2012

A Review Of All Players Linked To Liverpool And The Chances Of Them Joining

Guest Post by Josh Feehily With the season drawing to an end on what has been a rollercoaster season for Liverpool. Winning the Carling Cup was a high point for us Kopites, but our league position isn’t exactly what was expected from a team hyped u...
by Soccer Fan Base on May 18, 2012

Arsenal 2011/2012 Seson Review – At Look At The Defenders

Arsenal finally hauled themselves over the finish line in a hard-fought game against West Brom. I admit I was too nervous to watch it, so I played the beautiful game instead. Before this summer’s transfer saga gets under way I thought a player revi...
by Soccer Fan Base on May 17, 2012

What Next For Notts County After Releasing 13 Players – A Fan’s Opinion

Guest post by Ben Blyth It’s been a busy period at meadow lane over the last week with 13 players being told they can leave Notts County and will not be offered new contracts. The players that have been offered and not offered new contracts are lis...
by Soccer Fan Base on May 17, 2012

4 Reasons Why The Serie A Is As Good As The Premier League

Guest post by Anant Kamath Although the English premier league is regarded as one of the best leagues in the world at the moment. This if you ask many people is as a result of the so called competitiveness of the league and the quality of players tha...
by Soccer Fan Base on May 15, 2012

My Preferred Euro 2012 England XI ( For The First Round )

With Euro 2012 fast approaching and the squad being named in soon, the prestigious competition is certainly round the corner. Below is my starting 11 for the Lions. I haven’t included Rooney as he is out for the first few games. Let me know wha...
by Soccer Fan Base on May 15, 2012

A Review of Liverpool’s 2011-12 Summer Signings

Adam Charlie After an extremely successful season at Blackpool during their 2010-11 spell in the Premier League, Charlie Adam was picked up by Liverpool for around £7 million. Touted as being similar to Xabi Alonso because of his passing range and a...
by Soccer Fan Base on May 13, 2012

Will Manchester City Win The Title?

Guest post by Callum Synnott With United closing in on a 20th title, clearing the top of the table by 8 points, it seemed all clear and over, United would be crowned champions. Enter Wigan Athletic. Wigan stole all 3 points from United, sending them...
by Soccer Fan Base on May 12, 2012

Despite Losing To Manchester City Newcastle United Still Set To Finish On High

Guest post by Fraser Wallace Off the back of a remarkable victory at Stamford Bridge for the first time in Premier League history, Newcastle United were hoping to cause another upset by beating Manchester City at home. City dominated the game with ma...
by Soccer Fan Base on May 12, 2012

Final Game Focus Essential For Arsenal – Then Roll On Those Transfers

Guest Post by Tom Meade For once, Arsenal’s escaped the misery and ignominy of failure after dropping the ball at the very end of the season. Again. Our incredible run, brought on by the Milan and Tottenham victories, dwells in the distant past for...
by Soccer Fan Base on May 10, 2012

Reasons Why I Think The German Bundesliga Is The Best League In The World

Guest post by Usuomon Omorogbe There’s always been the debate about the best league in the world. The debate is as old as I can remember. Various leagues lay claim to it for all sorts of reasons- mostly for commercial reasons, and various criteria...
by Soccer Fan Base on May 8, 2012

An England Revival Under Roy Hodgson? Time Shall Tell

Guest post by Jessica Marsden You’d think with all the pressure on Murdoch, with all the controversy surrounding his journalists and newspapers you would think he would want to keep people on side, play safe and give the reading public what they wa...
by Soccer Fan Base on May 7, 2012

Football Evolution – Highlighting The Different Positions In Football

Guest post by MR. STIFF-ler When I was young watching, playing football was easy, the customary position were 3 (Defenders, Midfielders, Strikers) all you had to do is choose one. Evolution has enshrouded Football, broken it into smaller pieces so ma...
by Soccer Fan Base on May 6, 2012


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