“Unbelievable, Jeff !”

Kammy

Up until now I’ve only occasionally tuned in, but in the last few weeks I’ve become a regular viewer all because of the live match reports from the now legendary… Many of you might already be familiar with Chris Kamara and his entertaining observations (and a missed one, as famously known now) for Sky’s Soccer Saturday. This post is for some of you who may not have discovered his genius and I urge you to…well the season’s nearly over now, but for next season you have to switch on every Saturday afternoon. WAIT ! No… I have it. Why should…

Portrait Of The Young Man.

Over in North America they have a pub-standard league known as the MLS, which until the arrival of a certain individual was ignored pretty much everywhere. Now this league differs in the way that some players are signed for the teams. It is based on one used in another league – the NFL – and this is a draft system. To shorthand it into one sentence: How this works is that new players are recruited from college soccer teams. So if you wanted to play in the MLS the route in first would be for you to get yourself into…

In For The Drop – Part 2: Middlesboro

Steve Gibson, the Boro chairman is a rarity. But he’s seen as either very silly or very stupid for hitching his wagon to that Southgate star. If you look at it one way the club hasn’t exactly had the best of luck management wise, when they’ve been in the top division. Before horse teeth there was 2nd choice Steve and before that, Bryan Robson. Yes alright they actually won the Mickey Mouse League Cup in 2004, I’ll give them that. That was actually the third time of trying for them – in 1997 they reached the final and drew with…

Oh This Is Bad… Part 1 – Juninho

Last week it was songs done about some footballers which seemed like a good idea at the time. All of them are pretty turged but still listenable. The same though could not be said about this next bunch. Starting with… The Little Fella just couldn’t quit Middlesbore, spending three different periods of his career with Middlesbrough. In his first stint at the club (1995-97) Juninho saw his team get to and lose in both the League and FA Cup Finals before being relegated two seasons later. He was then sold to Athletico Madrid but his time there was blighted with…

Hey He’s Huge Ya ?

A slight return to songs about individual footballers… There are visitors to this website from places far and wide. I’m assuming that they are Brit Expats but there are others who according to the stats are googling for other things and like many of do, stumble across a page whilst trying to find another thing. – This next bit is to give you some background before I post the tune. In the UK there’s this big reality singing show called the X Factor – it’s a bit of a reworked version of Pop Idol (or American Idol or Canadian Idol…

A Song For Boro – The Results

In time with the Eurovision Song Contest which is happening right now as I type – We have the results of the votes from the interweb jury on which song will be the Song for Boro. Plus thanks to a late flurry of activity when the original page was mentioned on a Middlesbrough mailing list and a couple of forums (hi there dynamo !) – we have a clear winner. And the winner of the Song For Middlesbore..*ahem*…brough 2008 is… Ewan Carmichael *Before I post a couple of songs from our winner a note about Danny McCoy, the other contestant…

Song For Middlesbrough

With the Eurovision Song Contest happening next month and keeping fingers crossed that this year’s UK entry at least does marginally better than last years disaster… I’ve decided to to a footie&music equivalent of the qualifying competition. When I heard these two particular tracks I thought immediately of Eurovision. They really do (in my opinion) sound like an entry for Song For Europe. After you’ve listened to both the entries below I want you to vote and help to decided which one is the Song For Middlesboro ! First up is local boy Ewan Carmichael, who prefers to go acoustic…