Book Review: Promised Land: A Northern Love Story

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Book Review: Promised Land: A Northern Love Story

Promised Land: A Northern Love Story by Anthony Clavane
Published by Yellow Jersey Press
2011, £8.99

Growing up in the 90s, Leeds were a permanent top flight fixture and played at one of the country’s showcase grounds yet — unlike many other sides — I cannot remember coming across a single Whites supporter in my youth. Granted, it was spent hundreds of miles away from Elland Road in Plymouth …

The Watford Way is Smallfry Compared to the Game’s Real Problems

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
The Watford Way is Smallfry Compared to the Game’s Real Problems

Last week, Watford were likened to “a young super hero coming to terms with his new-found powers”.

And I’m sick of reading such nonsense.

It’s nothing personal. I like Watford. I’ve enjoyed trips to Vicarage Road a couple of times; their fans are good value; and I’ve always liked the bright shade of yellow they use on their kit. Pushed, I’d also prefer to be a Hornet than …

A Brief Introduction to the League Two Relegation Candidates

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
A Brief Introduction to the League Two Relegation Candidates

With ten games or less remaining for virtually every Football League side, most supporters have a pretty good idea of what the next few months holds in store for their team: a promotion push; mid-table obscurity; or a fight against relegation.

Honing in on the bottom of League Two, a small but significant five point gap has opened up between Bristol Rovers and Barnet in positions 17 and 18 …

How Low Will Phil Brown Stoop Before He Gets a Job?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments
How Low Will Phil Brown Stoop Before He Gets a Job?

We’ve swung both ways on these pages as regards Phil Brown.

In assessing his League One bound Preston side towards the end of 2011-12, my co-editor presented the defence, arguing that he’s “guilty of nothing more than being occasionally annoying”. Give the man a break, dissenters were told.

On the other hand, Ben — TTU’s resident Geordie — offered a retort, describing Brown as nothing more than “a …

Fortunes Collide for Plymouth Argyle and John Sheridan

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Fortunes Collide for Plymouth Argyle and John Sheridan

It’s a well worn clichà© that the period over Christmas and New Year is a crucial one for professional football clubs in England. With 5 games played in the space of just two weeks, it can define a season.

Sadly for Plymouth Argyle supporters, 2012-13’s festive fortnight was abysmal. Having picked up just 2 points from the 15 available, the Pilgrims now find themselves in the League Two relegation …

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