From EFL to EDL: Far Right Extremism’s Pollution of Football

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in The Argument | No Comments
From EFL to EDL: Far Right Extremism’s Pollution of Football

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 …

Book Review: Quiet Genius: Bob Paisley, British Football’s Greatest Manager

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019 in Book Review | No Comments
Book Review: Quiet Genius: Bob Paisley, British Football’s Greatest Manager

Quiet Genius: Bob Paisley, British Football’s Greatest Manager
by Ian Herbert
Published by Bloomsbury
2018

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 …

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 …

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