Friday, 18 March 2011

Something For The Weekend - 18/3/11

Here at WAATG Towers whe haven't just learned how to write (sort of) we can read too. So, grab a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy five of the best of what we've seen this week (apart from our own efforts, of course).

Three Lions Need Johns' Leadership
By Iain MacIntosh - Follow on twitter @iainmacintosh
It's time for John Terry to come in from the cold. If Fabio Capello wants to give the armband back to the Chelsea defender, he won't find much opposition in England. Put simply, we're all so accustomed to appalling behaviour from our footballers that Terry's bed-hopping is no longer enough to shock us. Full article >>

Homosexuality in an Asexual World or Why there are no Gay Footballers
On Good Feet For A Big Man - Follow on twitter @gdfeet4abigman
I have written loosely, and with my tongue slightly in my cheek, about homophobia in football before – in relation to what will likely go down as the Snood Era. The issue has come up again since then thanks to Sepp Blatter’s repugnant remarks that homosexual fans visiting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would be advised to ‘refrain’ from intercourse. The stakes, however, were raised over the weekend. Full article >>

The TBIR Blueprint for the future of Non League football – part 1
On The Ball Is Round - Follow on twitter @theballisround

Non league football is the lifeblood of the game today, yet gets little attention from the media (apart from radio shows like the excellent BBC Non League Show or the Non League Paper).  It is not in the best of shape to put it mildly.  In the past year numerous clubs have gone to the wall, with not even a batting of an eye from the Premier League or the Football League. So what can we do about it? Full article >>


Wolves' Premier League Gamble
By The Swiss Rambler - Follow on twitter @SwissRamble
There are many aspects of this season’s Premier League that have made it one of the least predictable for a long time, not least the battle to avoid relegation, which is shaping up for a thrilling finale. Despite memorable home victories against reigning champions Chelsea and league leaders Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers find themselves firmly ensconced in this struggle. Full article >>

Why Pardew must be allowed to spend the Carroll cash ... and more
By Simon Bird - Follow on twitter @simonbirdmirror
Alan Pardew has been sending out some subtle messages in the last week about Newcastle United's future. I suspect the Newcastle boss will have to be at his persuasive best to lever substantial transfer funds from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and MD Derek Llambias. Pardew has gently warned that the task of picking United's first XI is "too easy" . He is right. Hardly any fan would disagree as to the club's best first-team. To progress next season, Pardew needs more options. Full article >>

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