View From The North ...

It can be a very peculiar business, supporting a Football team. As a neutral you generally want goals, slick passages of play, penalty kicks – missed or otherwise. When you’re watching your team, when the result really matters, I suspect most of us would trade a chunk of that action...

View From The North ...

When ESPN previewed this game the assembled wisdom of Martin Keown, John Barnes and Craig Burley couldn’t see any other result than a comfortable victory for Arsenal. Despite what has been, on the whole, a decent start for us I had to disagree with the panel. This was just the sort of game...

View From The North ...

Another year, another Champions League campaign. I have to confess that I rarely get excited about the group stages. Being, as we are, long term residents of Pot A we don’t tend to get an early glamour tie and therefore most of our games at this point seem to be engagements we have to...

View From The North ...

After our positive mood had been interrupted by yet another International break it was back to proper football and straight back into our stride. Southampton had started their Premier League campaign with plenty of ambition but their goals against column suggested they were there for the...