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Shrewd or Sad?

After mounting speculation, few could claim to be shocked when Kenny Dalglish was relieved of his duties this afternoon but in my opinion, it’s a sad day for English Football.

I’ve said before that I believe Kenny Dalglish was the wrong appointment for Liverpool and I maintain that. He was the ideal man to steady the ship and give the place a lift following Roy Hodgson and the Hicks and Gillett debacle but a short-term fix was all he should ever have been.

Last summer the…


Posted on May 16, 2012 at 20:17 — 1 Comment

Wonderful Roy

So there you go. After what feels like a life time waiting for the FA to announce that Harry Redknapp will be the new England manager, they go and appoint Roy Hodgson.

Confused? Surprised? Baffled? Yes me too. Waiting for the punchline? Yes, me too.  

You see whilst some had mentioned Hodgson as a potential candidate, most viewed him as a fall back should, for whatever reason, Redknapp knock the job back. We now learn from the FA that Hodgson was the first and only manager they…


Posted on May 1, 2012 at 21:30

To Dive or Not to Dive?


Picture the scene. It’s the Final of the European Championships and unbelievably, England are there. We’ve somehow circumnavigated the usual quarter final penalty shoot-out defeat and we’re on the cusp of victory.

At nil-nil with 10 minutes to go, Ashley Young bears down on goal and is caught by the fullback. I say caught, gently brushed or stroked may be a more appropriate description but he goes down like he has been rugby tackled by an New Zealand All Black and the referee…


Posted on April 18, 2012 at 13:57

Bottled It

Another trip to Wembley. Another defeat to Liverpool. Another chance missed. 

As the dust has settled on the weekend’s Semi-Final, the overwhelming feeling of disappointment feels like it’s getting worse rather than better.

Like all other Evertonian’s I’m hurting and I’m not embarrassed to say it.

I’m already dreading Cup Final day and that inevitable feeling of “it should have been us”.

I wrote on Friday night that a win in the Semi-Final against our…


Posted on April 16, 2012 at 11:45

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At 19:43 on October 30, 2011, SPORT WITNESS said…

Hi Jamie, we'll feature your article tomorrow.


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