Edgar Street blues

TWENTY-THREE years ago, almost to the day, Hitchin Town travelled to Edgar Street, home of Hereford United, who were then in the fourth tier of the English game. Although Hereford were no great shakes, Hitchin were languishing near the foot of the Isthmian League Premier Division. The Canaries […]

1989 – what it really meant

EVERY football club has its moment in time that is always a point of reference: Manchester United have Munich 1958, Wembley 1968, Barcelona 1989; Liverpool have Shankly, Rome 1977, Wembley 1965; Chelsea have Old Trafford 1970; Tottenham will always remember 1961. For Arsenal, it could easily be the […]

Chelsea – unstable by design?

NOTHING ever stands still at Chelsea, in fact, there’s always been a “self destruct” button hidden deep in the bowels of Stamford Bridge, going way, way back to Edwardian times. Just consider: a manager walking on the roof of the stand, apparently drunk; Tommy Docherty’s antics and the […]