The Two Unfortunates Health Checks: Port Vale

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Health Checks | 3 Comments
The Two Unfortunates Health Checks: Port Vale

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.

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The Two Unfortunates Health Checks: Crewe Alexandra

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Health Checks | One Comment
The Two Unfortunates Health Checks: Crewe Alexandra

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 …

My Second Team: Dundee United

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in My Second Team | 5 Comments
My Second Team: Dundee United

In this, the first My Second Team series post that we’ve published since December 2016, Matthew Graham makes his Two Unfortunates debut with an overview of the hows, whys and wherefores of his support for Dundee United.

For the best part of a decade now I’ve lived in cities far away from The Hawthorns, my spiritual footballing home. In these long periods away from Birmingham, the very thought …

Book Review: Small Town Dreams

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in Book Review | No Comments
Book Review: Small Town Dreams

Small Town Dreams
by J. F. Cumming
Published by de CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
2016, £12.99

Today, we are very pleased to welcome Ronan Munro to The Two Unfortunates. Ronan is Editor of the long-running and legendary Oxford music magazine, Nightshift but unbeknown to most of those who follow this august publication, Ronan’s loyalty to Oxford most certainly does not extend itself to football. As a Wycombe Wanderers supporter, …

Dark Times at Port Vale

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Ownership | 3 Comments
Dark Times at Port Vale

If ever a start to a season were deceiving, then one can point immediately to Port Vale. Regular contributor Tom Bourne charts an alarming slide over the winter months for the Burslem boys.

Previewing the fortunes of League One teams for this publication over the summer was a troubling task. As a long-standing supporter of Port Vale, Chairman Norman Smurthwaite’s decision to effectively dispense with the services of …

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