Ian Wilson

Entries by Ian Wilson

Holt Would Have Made England Sparkle

(9) Comments | Posted 25 May 2012 | (00:00)

Ahead of the upcoming friendly against Norway, it occurred to me that I have virtually zero affiliation with the England team anymore. I dare say I won't watch much of the game, if any and I would also add that my enthusiasm for Euro 2012 adds up to the sum...

Read Post

Darren Fletcher - Colitis Doesn't Care Who You Are

(8) Comments | Posted 15 December 2011 | (23:00)

On hearing the news that Manchester United and Scotland footballer Darren Fletcher is taking an extended break from football due to on-going issues with ulcerative colitis, my heart truly sank.

I will assume that for Darren to take an extended break his symptoms must either be severe or persistent, or...

Read Post

Rooney: It's the Hope We Can't Handle

(4) Comments | Posted 8 December 2011 | (23:00)

Yet again the country's attention turns to the moral and sporting dilemma that is the enigma of Wayne Rooney. Now that his ban has been reduced by UEFA to two matches, it would appear he is a shoe-in for the final 25 man squad.

Rooney is lucky in more ways...

Read Post

Don't Panic Arsene, the Beautiful Game has Gone North

(3) Comments | Posted 24 October 2011 | (00:00)

Whatever anyone says or thinks about the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, his underachieving side rarely fail to entertain. Always easy on the eye, they have been the unofficial '2nd club' of many fans of the beautiful game for the majority of his tenure; ever since picking up the 'entertainers' baton...

Read Post

For Whom the Hammer Falls: How an Auction Changed my Life

(2) Comments | Posted 20 October 2011 | (00:00)

When the hammer went down a few weeks ago, there were audible gasps at the packed auction house, although I think the biggest gasp of shock was from the new home owner himself.

My wife and I had decided that I should speculatively attend our first property auction, and...

Read Post

Should Capello Take the Idiot Abroad?

(9) Comments | Posted 13 October 2011 | (00:00)

As yet another lacklustre England performance fades quickly away, we're all left wondering how it was possible to snatch a draw from the jaws of victory against a team that's only been in existence for five years.

Clearly, the England team is not as good as it once as....

Read Post