Book Review: The Unbelievables

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Book Review | One Comment
Book Review: The Unbelievables

The Unbelievables
Published by De Coubertin Books
2016, £9.99

Longer term readers of The Two Unfortunates will recall David Bevan and his deservedly popular site, The Seventy Two which chronicled all things Football League for a few years earlier in the decade – indeed, you can access all the posts from the blog’s excellent history, including many from contributors who have gone on to greater fame and fortune at …

Book Review: Highs, Lows & Bakayokos: Everton in the 90s

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Book Review | No Comments
Book Review: Highs, Lows & Bakayokos: Everton in the 90s

Highs, Lows & Bakayokos: Everton in the 90s
Published by Pitch Publishing
2016, £12.99

Jim Keoghan brought us one of the best football books in recent years, in Punk Football, an entertaining potted guide to supporter ownership of clubs. He now returns with a study of his beloved Everton and if the era he has chosen to centre upon perhaps wasn’t the most thrilling in the club’s history, …

My Second Team: Swansea City

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in My Second Team | No Comments
My Second Team: Swansea City

For the fifth post in our burgeoning ‘My Second Team’ series, Alex Quayle compares the regard he holds for Manchester City with his new affection for Swansea City in the wake of two meetings between the clubs in the space of a week. Alex can be followed on twitter at @MisterQuayle.

In the 2011 Championship Playoff Final, as Reading scored their second goal of their comeback to …

My Second Team: Bohemians 1905

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in My Second Team | No Comments
My Second Team: Bohemians 1905

For a new series on The Two Unfortunates, we asked a range of regular and new contributors to provide their testimonies of supporting a ‘second’ or ‘other’ team. On first glance, such behaviour might seem to denote the epitome of glory hunting plasticity and a Janus-like tendency to hedge one’s bets in the most cynical way possible. However, the truth is that personal circumstances – a change of …

Are Clouds Beginning to Gather Once Again at Home Park?

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | 16 Comments
Are Clouds Beginning to Gather Once Again at Home Park?

Having initially penned an epic two-parter in January 2012 about the travails of Plymouth Argyle as part of a short series of pieces on clubs in turmoil (which, for the record, featured alongside coverage of Coventry, Port Vale, Portsmouth and Preston North End) Roger Willis provided two updates in April 2012 and March 2014. A couple of years on, Roger returns to the scene to

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