The Future of Northampton Town Hangs in the Balance

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | One Comment
The Future of Northampton Town Hangs in the Balance

If ever any of us were naà¯ve enough to think that football had gotten its financial house in order, the current predicament of Northampton Town FC is a salutary reminder of how bad things can get. Here, a supporter of the club who has asked to remain anonymous, expresses his feeling at the club’s current situation.

On the 16th November Northampton Town Football Club, established in 1897 and …

Football Cities: Southampton

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Football Cities | No Comments
Football Cities: Southampton

For the ninth part of our now long running Football Cities series, we are pleased to welcome Nick Roberts, trading by the moniker @Nick7_Roberts on twitter and possessor of a Southampton FC blog, The Itchen Perspective. Here, Nick shows how football club, city and community have intertwined in one of Britain’s major ports.

Upon reading BenWoolhead’s piece about Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, I was inspired to highlight another one …

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 …

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