Book Review: Pundit Colouring


Pundit Colouring by Mick Kinlan and Richard Bellis
Published by Ockley Books
2015, £6.99

Last week, I was in one of those shops that sell things you don’t really need in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Carroll Gardens – for UK based readers, think Brick Lane or Church Street in Stoke Newington – you know the ones – those that sell elephant shaped erasers in rainbow colours, tote bags with …

The Financial Underbelly: Queens Park Rangers


This summer, a serious new broom is sweeping through Loftus Road, the current home of Queens Park Rangers.

Four new players have joined since the cessation of hostilities in May and each has a very different image from the ragbag of a shower of ex-internationals, cronies and never has-beens brought to Shepherd’s Bush by Harry Redknapp and others.

First, QPR showed adroitness in picking over the bones of …

The Financial Underbelly: Reading


In Friday’s previous instalment in our series on the financial health of football clubs, Chris Lines described Reading Football Club’s attitude post-relegation in 2013 as a ‘dignified readjustment’. Here, Jon Keen delves deep in a bid to assess the financial health of the Royals.

When the guys at The Two Unfortunates asked me to put something together about the financial underbelly at Reading, the two words that sprang …

The Financial Underbelly: AFC Bournemouth

Sea Front

For the fourth in our series charting the financial background to a range of clubs, we have called upon Chris Lines, @narrowtheangle on twitter and purveyor of the blog of that name. Here, Chris turns his attention to the club that finished atop the Football League pile in May and one that has garnered more than a few column centimetres since.

AFC Bournemouth’s recent promotion to the …

The Financial Underbelly: Coventry City


Okay, okay – when it comes to Coventry City, the financial situation is less an ‘underbelly’ than a gaping open wound that has festered for several seasons now. Here, Ian Palmer sums up his personal fatigue with the whole business. Ian can be followed on twitter at @iancpalmer.

Coventry City have been losing fans.

In fact, I’d bet no club has lost as many fans over the …