Author: The Two Unfortunates
Ticket to the Moon
by Richard Sydenham
Published by De Coubertin Books
On May 26th 1982, Aston Villa, the club I’ve supported since my football awakening during Italia ’90, won the actual European Cup. In doing so, they became one of only five English clubs to triumph in the competition. Two weeks after this monumental moment, I was born, having missed the greatest achievement of my beloved team …
As readers of this website will know, we provide vigorous support of football fans’ power for good and in this, hope to have followed in the footsteps of organisations such as the Football Supporters Federation, Supporters Direct and the editorial line of When Saturday Comes among others.
But occasionally, there can be a reminder of how the sport can become entangled in something altogether less appetising, not to …
Quiet Genius: Bob Paisley, British Football’s Greatest Manager
by Ian Herbert
Published by Bloomsbury
Before Liverpool’s 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield in mid-January, the Kop’s mosaic celebrated what would have been Bob Paisley’s hundredth birthday and it’s worthwhile to begin by recollecting his achievements at Liverpool. In a 9 year managerial spell from 1974-83 he won 6 league championships, 3 European cups, 1 UEFA cup, 3 …
Having kicked off our new Health Checks series at the end of 2018 with Paul Wilkinson’s excellent account of the past, present and future of Crewe Alexandra, we are pleased to welcome back a stalwart of the Two Unfortunates’ decade long history, Tom Bourne. Here, Tom runs the rule over fortunes at Port Vale while he can be followed on twitter at @thethomasbourne.
When asked by …
Today, we are delighted to launch a new series of posts that will see contributors run the rule over the fortunes of their football clubs in the medium term. Each article will be structured by way of an assessment of the past few years, analysis of the current situation in terms of ownership, finances and personnel and end with some crystal ball gazing as to what may lie in …