NON-LEAGUE football has its heroes and Hitchin Town lost one of its legendary figures this past week when it was announced Bernie Gogan had passed away. Gogan was a member of Hitchin’s 1968-69 team that finished runners-up in the Isthmian … Continue reading The Grey Neutral: Bernie the goal, Bury and Belgium
THERE may be four English teams in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, but judging by the first few months of the 2018-19 season, the concept of a “league within a league” is well and truly embedded in … Continue reading Just how strong is the Premier?
Should Manchester City clinch the Premier this season, and a win against QPR will lift the big prize, then a new age of City dominance is a realistic assumption. We’ve heard similar predictions in the past. When Chelsea won the Premier in 2005, it was supposed to herald a new dawn. Chelsea won it again in 2006 and then picked up a cup double in 2007. But then Mourinho left and threw the club into confiusion – a move they have bitterly regretted since the day he walked out of Stamford Bridge. Today, Chelsea are in decline. So, too, are … Continue reading The “City decade” is a reasonable assumption