Football Cities: Sheffield

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Football Cities | 7 Comments
Football Cities: Sheffield

The fifth part of our Football Cities series sees John Leigh evoke Sheffield and it’s a post permeated by a fine sense of tradition – Sheffield is a classic two club city where the fortunes of its favourites are complicatedly intertwined. John is the author of Touchà©, a new book from Harvard University Press that, somewhat appropriately, looks at the history of duelling in literature while he has …

Football Cities: Liverpool

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Football Cities | One Comment
Football Cities: Liverpool

The fourth part of our Football Cities series sees Jon Arnold run the rule over Liverpool and the wider Merseyside area. The fortunes of Liverpool and Everton have changed dramatically since the 1980s but the city remains a real hotbed of the global game. Jon previously penned a magisterial review of David Peace’s novel Red or Dead for us and he can be followed on twitter at @The_Arn.…

Football Cities: Bristol

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Football Cities | 13 Comments
Football Cities: Bristol

After Ben Woolhead’s analysis of the Toon on Wednesday and our call for a non-league start up to challenge the artificial hegemony of MK Dons yesterday, the third post in our Football Cities series sees us very pleased to welcome a brand new writer to The Two Unfortunates. Will Jones runs the Bristol City blog, To The Left of Ross and here provides a thoughtful analysis of how soccer …

The Two Unfortunates Football Cities Series

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Football Cities | One Comment
The Two Unfortunates Football Cities Series

Over the course of October, we shall be bringing you a series of posts on the footballing landscape across a range of cities in both the UK and abroad.

This series is akin in some respects to our Geographies of Football series of a couple of years ago where we analysed the sport’s impact on a number of regions including Kent and Cornwall.

But in recent times, the …

The Financial Underbelly: Reading

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Financial Underbelly | 5 Comments
The Financial Underbelly: Reading

In Friday’s previous instalment in our series on the financial health of football clubs, Chris Lines described Reading Football Club’s attitude post-relegation in 2013 as a ‘dignified readjustment’. Here, Jon Keen delves deep in a bid to assess the financial health of the Royals.

When the guys at The Two Unfortunates asked me to put something together about the financial underbelly at Reading, the two words that sprang …

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