Author: Frank Heaven
Born to be a Baggie
by Dean Walton
Published by Amberley Publishing
What does it mean to be a football fan? The question is perhaps best answered in pictures, rather than words, which is what Dean Walton has done in ‘Born to be a Baggie: a pictorial history of West Bromwich Albion fans’.
The book centres on Walton’s beloved Black Country team, and the trials and triumphs of …
West Brom fans still fill cheated by defeat in the 2008 semi-final to a Portsmouth team living way, way beyond its means, writes Frank Heaven.
Spring 2008 was a strange time in our recent history.
The good times were still just about rolling, but the first ominous rumbles of the looming financial thunderstorm could be heard.
There was a similar situation at Portsmouth Football Club.
Under manager Harry …
When scouring our memories for a figure who might be seen to best epitomise the lower leagues of English football, several names came to mind. Despite his having recently managed on several occasions in the Premier League, our thoughts kept on coming back to one man – Mr. Neil Warnock. Over the sequence of a few days, we shall be analysing Warnock in a number of posts, some of …
Haircuts and League Cups: The Rise and Fall of Carson Yeung by Daniel Ivery and Will Giles
Published by GHI HK Limited
The career of Carson Yeung, and his troubled reign as Birmingham City chairman, is chronicled in a colourful book by Blues blogger Daniel Ivery.
Birmingham City meet West Bromwich Albion on Saturday at St Andrews, their first meeting since 5 March 2011 — six days …
Drectors of football have a pretty bad rep in English football — as illustrated by our article last week on their role at lower league clubs.
There have also been plenty of inglorious appointments further up the tree, including Damien Comolli at Liverpool and Dennis Wise at Newcastle United.
But there have been success stories. Nicky Hammond at Reading has been courted by Arsenal. West Bromwich Albion’s Dan …