Coming to a Championship Ground Soon?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

With less than a month to go before the commencement of new Championship season, I thought it would be worth identifying those players currently operating outside the division whom one of the 24 managers might like to take a punt on. Some have been talked about all summer and seem destined to be plying their trade at second tier grounds come August, some have so far escaped too much attention, …

Cloth Cutting in the Wool City

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

The fourth departee from the Championship to be thrust under The Two Unfortunates microscope are those seemingly perennial upper echelon dwellers Norwich City. Back in the days of the old Third Division South, the East Anglians rarely troubled the press hordes, but the past half century has been good for the Canaries and a return to their 1950s pastures will have come as a major shock, especially as it arrives …

He could make them rich again

Posted by on Jul 16, 2009 in Uncategorized | One Comment

Nottingham Forest’s agreement to take Paul McKenna to the City Ground is the latest statement of intent from a side determined to recapture their days of yore. Few players can have clocked up the best part of five hundred starts for a club and then been tempted to move on, but McKenna’s quiet efficiency, incise passing and tigerish tackling have been evident to the Championship cognoscenti for some time now. …

Please don’t come back and bore us

Posted by on Jul 14, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Having previously trained our collective microscope on the departed Wolves and Burnley and their chances of avoiding rejoining us all in a year’s time, it’s now Birmingham City’s turn. Few articles that have featured the Blues in recent times have omitted the phrase “yo yo club” and this close season’s column inches will be no different. I must admit to being thankful for the second city side’s most recent parting …

Promotion for Palace?: That’s Preposterous

Posted by on Jul 12, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Neil Warnock’s recent capture of Darren Ambrose after a short drive across the boroughs of Southwark and Greenwich appears to be a sensible enough purchase for Crystal Palace, even if the 25 year old’s career is on the wane. A starlet at Ipswich, Ambrose was on the fringes at Newcastle before a five year spell as an Addick that has seen him relegated twice. The brylcreem using utility man has …

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