Another Iberian by the Mumbles?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Paulo Sousa as a player was a true European superstar of the nineties and a pivotal member of Portugal’s dazzling World Youth Championship win in 1991; although as a group, they were surpassed in achievement at full international level by the Scolari line ups of the following decade. It was at club level that the unhurried and dynamic midfielder gained most success, with back to back European Cup wins in …

The Unfortunates of the Second Tier

Posted by on Jun 18, 2009 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

BS Johnson’s The Unfortunates features a football reporter visiting the City Ground in Nottingham. The title of the book could almost be reinterpreted as a comment on the way Championship sides like Forest are viewed by the media at large: forgotten giants destined to last out their days in the Purgatory of sub-Premier League football.

But there is another side to the story: in truth, the Championship is perhaps Europe’s …

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