There a film a few years back "How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days",your typically flaky chick flick. However it seems as if City are determined to star in their own sequel, how to lose the League in ten games. For me, last night was the final nail in the coffin of the hopes for automatic promotion as it showed that City don't have the mental strength or the confidence to get over the line.
It was set up perfectly for them to push on and pile the pressure on the rivals. A confidence
“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.”
A. Bartlett Giamatti
Strange things, leads. Like an investment banker checking his bank balance, you can never be too far in front. And when things go the other way, any lead at all will inevitably
Updated 06/09/2010 at 10:49 PM by thischarmingman
Friday saw the longest trip of the season, the journey from the top of the island right to the bottom for the game against the other new entity of the 2010 season, Cork City FORAS Co-op. Just over 600 miles there and back.
I rendezvoused with Matt, “the Statman”, in one of our favourite Cork haunts, the Boqueria. The majority of the rest of the travelling support where enjoying the cheap pints in An Brog, but we eschewed that. We discussed our miserable form on Leeside in the last
The scoreline says it all, but it was all too easy for Derry in Wexford yesterday.
It was a throw back, with
An early Sunday kick off
A ground in the middle of nowhere
A comprehensive victory
The major difference to the hey days of the 80s was the great infrastructure which now means it only take an hour and a half to get from Dublin to Ferrycarraig.
The aul fella picked me up in Dublin and we also added OneRedArmy and Scoops to the
Derry Stood For More Than Football
Fine them, take points from them, relegate them but don't throw them out of the league. If you do, the league will be the losers. Two and a half decades on, it's once more time for the hand of friendship.
I'm biased because I greatly admire Derry and what the city and the club stand for. Now I'm hoping John Delaney feels the same way.
Frankly, from his statements over the past week or two, I think he does.
There's been plenty said by now I agree with regarding the financial situation at Derry. There was one particular issue I wanted to highlight though.
I personally know plenty of hard-working people who aren't exactly flush with cash at the minute, who have donated money over the past few months, and especially the last few weeks because they were convinced that it would help the club. In the pub a few weeks ago there was a 'lively' debate about it where I said that I wanted to know
Updated 15/11/2009 at 6:52 PM by thischarmingman
Another week, another PR own goal at the Brandywell, with City's kneejerk reaction to one overblown headline in a local tabloid the latest in a string of recent embarrassing headlines. The item centred on comments ex-winger Paddy McCourt made to a reporter for the Derry News in which he criticised the board for not releasing midfielder Kevin Deery to pursue a move across the Channel.
The original story did little more than prompt seasoned local observers to shrug resignedly at another
Updated 20/09/2009 at 7:48 PM by thischarmingman
90th minute winners are part of the mythology of football. Every football fan can recall the games that went down to virtually the last kick, with the goal either coming 'at last' or else out of nowhere as the game appeared to be heading to it's prescribed conclusion. It's part of the thrill of football that goals have such a high value, making them a stronger currency than say, a rugby try, or a wicket in cricket and to score one at the very end of a game, when the opposition has no time to respond
Updated 31/08/2009 at 9:47 PM by dahamsta