Sunday, 29 September 2013

Reality bites

The received wisdom of trying to achieve top flight survival is that encounters with the teams around you will dictate your future. Games against Champions League contenders are written off as freebies; hope for little and expect nothing. Defeat to Swansea however – with no disrespect meant to an evidently impressive Welsh football team – was a sobering experience. 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

To infinity and beyond

You have to feel for Woody. He’s been the favourite, most loved toy from childhood to young adolescent and yet, when something sparkling and brand new has come along he’s consigned, if not to the dustbin but to the back of the shelf; or in football parlance not quite flung at the nearest scrapheap but sent on loan to Barnsley.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Silverware for Wandsworth Athletic

Following a week of eye-watering £85m transfers and £300k-a-week deals, CollinsBeans brings you an update from the gritty, real and grounded world of midweek amateur football. And it’s a story of hope, with Wandsworth Athletic overcoming the first hurdle in the new chapter of their history…