My Second Team: Eastbourne Borough

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in My Second Team | 5 Comments
My Second Team: Eastbourne Borough

Idon’t think that I am the only football fan to struggle with the post 1992 world of the Premier League. The richer football at the top domestic level has become the harder it has been to reconcile with my own personal values and there has been a constant tension. Some might suggest that this is mostly sour grapes that my own club has not coped well with the new …

Football Cities: Nottingham

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Football Cities | One Comment
Football Cities: Nottingham

The sixth part of our Football Cities series sees long time contributor Steve Wright analyse the footballing landscape in Nottingham. As a companion piece to Steve’s post, I’d like to direct you to a recent edition of the outstanding We Are Going Up podcast in which presenters David Cameron Walker and Mark Crossley took a trip to Meadow Lane and reflect on many of the issues discussed by Steve in …

The Financial Underbelly: Nottingham Forest

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Financial Underbelly | One Comment
The Financial Underbelly: Nottingham Forest

Our latest series of posts features a range of clubs in varying states of financial health. The Football League and indeed, the sport as a whole, has provided evidence of extreme financial irresponsibility for a while now and few fans can point the finger at the more flagrant over spenders given that any of the teams we support could quickly be plunged into debt or abandoned by a disloyal …

After Billy Davies, Nottingham Forest Need Root and Branch Reform

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
After Billy Davies, Nottingham Forest Need Root and Branch Reform

No one will be surprised I am sure to hear that I am happy to see the back of Billy Davies. I was happy when he left the first time and was not impressed to see him back at the City Ground after the mess of Alex McLeish’s six weeks in charge, which had followed the debacle of Sean O’Driscoll’s sacking.

But that paragraph goes some way to explaining …

The Death Knell for Nottingham Forest Ladies

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

George Orwell once famously warned that “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever” and although it is to be hoped that the foot will eventually be lifted it feels like this premonition has come shockingly true for women’s football in the city of Nottingham in 2013.

In the aftermath of the 2012 Olympics, during which the USA and …

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