Book Review: Bendelow and Kidd’s Dictionary of Football

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Book Review: Bendelow and Kidd’s Dictionary of Football

Bendelow and Kidd’s Dictionary of Football
Published by Bennion Kearny
2016, £8.05

The army of terms required to talk convincingly about football has been a great source of mirth over the years. As far back as the 1970s, footballers were depicted as alternating between being ‘over the moon’ or ‘sick as a parrot’ depending on their feelings at 5 o’clock on a Saturday while Ron Atkinson let loose a …

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 2 Preview 2016-17

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TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 2 Preview 2016-17

Accrington Stanley

Regardless of whether Accrington went up last year, their team was destined to be broken up, such was their quality. With Matty Crooks and Josh Windass having already signed pre-contract agreements in January to join Rangers, Stanley have since seen fellow starters Piero Mingoia, Tom Davies and Ross Etheridge leave for a trio of League 2 rivals, rendering their squad bereft of the sheen that turned so many …

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 1 Preview 2016-17

Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in Previews | No Comments
TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 1 Preview 2016-17

Our League 1 preview this year is a joint effort between regular contributors Tom Furnival-Adams, a Coventry City supporter whose work has appeared in a host of organs including When Saturday Comes and The Guardian and Tom Bourne, the man we have called upon in the past to account for all things Port Vale. Each has taken 12 of the competing teams in the coming season’s third tier …

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club Championship Preview 2016-17

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Previews | 2 Comments
TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club Championship Preview 2016-17

We are back for a new season and one in which we hope to post more regularly and where we intend on introducing some new features while exploring the most important themes that impact upon the game, be they political, financial, sociological or economic. There’ll be room of course for some old fashioned analysis of on-pitch trends, some nostalgia and some personal memories – while we shall continue to …

Eamonn Dolan, 1967-2016

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Eamonn Dolan, 1967-2016

When I first met then Exeter City manager Eamonn Dolan he stopped our interview midway through to give tactical advise to a youth team player. “I knew he was heading off and I wouldn’t get to see him until after his game at the weekend.”

When I spoke to him about seven years later to get a quick bit of background on a Reading player for an article I …

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