TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club League 1 Preview

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | 7 Comments
TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club League 1 Preview

Following yesterday’s start to pre-season, in which we looked at all 24 League 2 clubs, our intensive schedule continues as we move on to League 1. Tomorrow, attention will turn to the Championship.

Bradford City

Fairytale Bradford City have added a little sheen to their well built squad as they look to attack League 1 at a canter — Rochdale’s Jason Kennedy and experienced winger Mark Yeates join …

Barbarism Begins Online: Football Trolling Gathers Pace

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
Barbarism Begins Online: Football Trolling Gathers Pace

A few days ago I had the pleasure of hearing a short speech from the great socialist doyen and one-time Labour cabinet minister, Tony Benn. In his address, he harked back to his time as the Government’s Minister for Technology, noting a definition of the concept offered to him by a colleague upon his appointment. Technology, and its understanding in Marxian terms as ‘the process of production by which he …

‘Directors of Football’ or ‘Lower League Spectres of Death’?

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments
‘Directors of Football’ or ‘Lower League Spectres of Death’?

During a recent Fan’s Forum at Carlisle United an attendant wag asked our esteemed Director of Football Steven Pattison to explain what exactly it was that his title conveyed; where was his 10% value added, the rationale behind his, surely, close involvement in footballing affairs? His answer, which came after a few moments rumination, gave way to general attitudes about his position which will ring true to fans of …

Il Duce’s New Suit

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Uncategorized | 7 Comments
Il Duce’s New Suit

In League One this weekend a goalkeeping stalwart kicked a ball directly to an opponent — an error which resulted in a goal, faced the first public criticism of his long standing spell between the sticks and was dispatched to the bench.  I am, of course, talking about Carlisle United’s Adam Collin, whose unbroken run in the Cumbrians goal ended at 149 appearances in this week’s JPT clash with Preston …

TTU Season Preview 2012-13: Pompey’s Irresponsibility Continues Apace

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | 45 Comments
TTU Season Preview 2012-13: Pompey’s Irresponsibility Continues Apace

There’s this bloke closely associated with Portsmouth Football Club. You all know him — obese, uncouth, dreadlocked, tattooed and clanging a huge bell as though his life depended on it. While his commitment to the club is laudable, even honourable on a good day, he is incredibly, unutterably insufferable. Seemingly almost hell bent on ruining the match day experience of visiting fans while lapping up his own self-importance and pouting …

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