TTU Awards 2009/2010: Loan of the Season

Posted by on May 29, 2010 in TTU Awards | 2 Comments

It would be difficult to better Dudley Campbell’s contribution to the last third of Blackpool’s season. His impact on the Seasiders’ rise was quite considerable. Why he seems to save his best form for loan spells, though, is open to question. A permanent move will no doubt materialise in the summer, so this theory will be put to the test next season.

Honourable mentions to: Gabriel Tamas, who shored …

TTU Awards 2009/2010

Posted by on May 28, 2010 in TTU Awards | No Comments
It’s been a pretty lively first term for TTU. Established in June 2009, we set out to try to capture a little of the second tier’s je ne sais quois. Now, almost a year later, we think it’s safe to say that the division has lived up to its billing: the Magpies have sent us all packing, Ian Holloway has gone and pulled off an Owen Coyle and

Book Review: Hunting Grounds

Posted by on Apr 13, 2010 in Book Review | 8 Comments

Hunting Grounds: A Scottish Football Safari

By Gary Sutherland
Published by Birlinn Ltd
August 2008, £7.99, ISBN: 978-1-8415873-5-6
In his first contribution to this here site, Niall Slater, lifelong Forres Mechanics fan and sometime follower of Swindon, reviews a Scottish ground hopper’s account of his journeys to the venues that play host to many a future Championship player.
In Hunting Grounds, Scottish journalist Gary Sutherland undertakes a season long

We’re Nottingham Forest…unbeaten away

Posted by on Jan 9, 2010 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Billy Davies is beginning to stretch credibility with the insistence that his Forest side aren’t yet ready to challenge for promotion, as the Reds sent out another clear statement of intent by brushing aside the much fancied Baggies 3-1 in last night’s Sky televised clash at the Hawthorns.

Sky’s broadcast team had certainly taken notice of Forest’s recent run, devoting nearly all of the pre-match build up to Davies

The Signing of Artisans

Posted by on Aug 7, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Our second guest post of the day comes from John Leigh, author of a number of essential books including The Football Lexicon with David Woodhouse published by Faber & Faber (a magnificently droll exposure of footballing clichà©), the Cricket Lexicon (same co-author, same publisher), The Search for Enlightenment: An Introduction to Eighteenth Century French Writing and co-editor of the Orion edition of The Figaro Plays by Pierre-Augustin Caron de