Social Media Induced Transfer Trauma, Moving Molineux, Sticky Toffees & Animal from The Muppets

It's a general blogging commonplace that people should only write when they've got something to say and moreover, it's better if what someone writes isn't a simple recycling of stuff that's already out there in cyberspace. With that in mind, this is my first post for a couple of weeks but I'm not sure that …

Football in Japan Part 2: Match day manoeuvres; yakisoba, beer and bowing

The match day experience in Japan is a lot different to that in England. In essence, what people do is the same, it's just that the ways in which things are done are worlds apart. Take getting to the game, for example. Making your way to a home or away game in Japan typically involves …

On the sale of Barry Douglas

I woke up, scanned the news online and headed to twitter to see if anything more was going on at Wolves following the arrival of João Moutinho and was surprised to see that the club had accepted a bid for Barry Douglas from Leeds Utd. ‘What? Really?’ were the first words that entered my mind …

‘And now for something completely different’: Football in Japan Part 1

I'm not suggesting in the title of this post that football in Japan is comical or akin to anything you might see in a Monty Python sketch, but for football fans visiting a J-league game for the first time and taking in the experience with Japanese fans, it is undoubtedly different. I first attended a …

Wolves, football shirt sponsors, market anarchy and Derek Dougan

Wolves have taken to the field in their pre-season games in the Uhren Cup in Switzerland in football shirts that are clean and unadulterated except for the manufacturers logo. Surely football shirts the world over should look like this? How about removing makers marks as well? Unfortunately, when the season proper gets up and running, …