Cup Final Ska

This is the beginning of a themed series of posts, starting with the 2010 FA Cup Final. The theme ? Ska I love this music and when I posted an England/World Cup song by The Skatoons the other day, I started to look for more footie & ska music connections. Then with some perfect timing… I received an email about another England/WC/Ska song, which I’ll be posting in a few days. Let’s get started with… It is common knowledge that there’s a couple of ska tunes associated with Chelsea. I’ll be featuring one of those below. What is probably lesser…

A Semi For Chelsea

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This is the last of the posts looking at the FA Cup Semi-Finalists. (Just told somebody that F&M don’t do adverts and then I go and add this image…) I’ve got nothing at all to say about Chelski. Nothing. I’ve said in the other post that I really don’t think, unless their back four go to sleep, Aston Villa will exact any revenge for their 7-1 drubbing inflicted upon them by the Blues the other week. The Stamford Bridge lot are on form and even with the distraction of the Chase For The Title™ this is only one match before…

A Semi For Spurs

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This is the 3rd post in a mini-series looking at this year’s FA Cup Semi-Finalists. You know that despite themselves, Spurs have done pretty well this season. My evidence of this ? Well I’m glad you asked… Despite the comedy stylings of Heurelho Gomes (who Redknapp doesn’t like) and despite Ledley King only able to play when the wind is blowing from the southeast at 2 knots. Even with Robbie Keane (who ‘urry up doesn’t like) being shipped off to the wilds of Scotia land, plus because of injuries it forced Jamie’s pappy to play Roman Pavlyuchenko, even though… you…

A Semi For Villa

Aston Villa defence after they let in Chelsea's 6th

This is the 2nd post in a mini-series looking at this year’s FA Cup Semi-Finalists. A couple of weeks ago they bent over and asked; “Please sir may I have one more…?” I was tempted to do a photoshopped pic of O’Neill over a desk with Ancelotti giving him a thorough paddling. And this coming Saturday they will be at Wembley to face Chelsea once again, but this time obviously it will not be the same scoreline. At least that’s what the Villa fans are hoping… But no. Lightning cannot strike twice like this, there’s not going to be another…

A Semi For Pompey

The Summer Of Pod

This is a mini-series looking at the four contenders for the title of the biggiest, bestiest, goodliest… [stop all that] … sorry, the teams playing in the FA Cup Semi Finals this coming weekend. Starting us off is a send off for an FA Cup winner only two seasons ago… But now have fallen upon… well I don’t need to expand on that, everyone knows of their current plight. Which some have pointed fingers and accused a certain ex-manager of being a party to – and just to add an extra ingredient into this mix he will be leading the…

Eagles Flying Low ?

…or something about their wings being clipped ? I dunno… I’ll come back to this when I’ve got a better title. This is the other post looking at two teams with two common denominators: 1) They are in a financial crisis and 2) but they are still in the FA Cup. The club featured yesterday are close to being wound up in court. Late Update: Notts County have a new owner. Yet another false dawn ? We’ll see. Sadly for this next lot though things are far worse because they went into administration a few weeks back and (at the…