Book Review: Glory Glory

Posted by on Jul 6, 2011 in Book Review, Uncategorized | No Comments

Glory Glory
By Andy Mitten
Published by Vision Sports Publishing, 2009
£17.99 (Hardback)

Following his review of Eamon Dunphy’s A Strange Kind of Glory last week, Russell George brings us his thoughts on another study of the Big Red Machine. Tangential to the usual scope of this site it may seem, but author Andy Mitten’s prominence in the world of fans as writers made it worthy of publicity

Book Review: A Strange Kind of Glory

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 in Book Review, Uncategorized | One Comment

A Strange Kind of Glory
By Eamon Dunphy
Published by William Heinemann Ltd, 1991
From £2.49 (Amazon)

For our latest book review, we mark the 20 year anniversary of Eamon Dunphy’s A Strange Kind of Glory, a definitive text for any scholar of Manchester United. Immediately following the period covered by the irascible Irishman, United were to slip into the second tier – here, Russell George provides his thoughts

Book Review: Memorabilia

Posted by on Apr 30, 2011 in Book Review, Uncategorized | One Comment

By Nick Richards
Published by Grosvenor House Publishing, 2011
£8.99, ISBN: 9781907652929

Nick Richards is the man behind the the Nick Sports Junkie website,a platform for an amalgam of interests including sports collecting, nostalgia and Norwich City. Memorabilia, brought to us in association with self-publishing specialists Grosvenor House, is his first novel and an enjoyable trawl through the avenues and alleyways of British sport, with a transatlantic 

Book Review: Pay As You Play

Posted by on Feb 18, 2011 in Book Review, Uncategorized | One Comment

Pay As You Play
Paul Tomkins, Graeme Reilly and Gary Futcher
Published by GPRF Publishing
2010, £10.99, 978-0955925337

If a book analyzing the finances of Premier League clubs may seem slightly beyond the remit of this website, the presence among its contributors of two of our Unfortunates, Ben and William Abbs naturally attracted our notice, as well as the coverage of several teams now competing in the football league. In

Book Review: My Favourite Year

Posted by on Jan 28, 2011 in Book Review, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

My Favourite Year
Edited by Nick Hornby
Published by Gollancz/Witherby
October 1993, £5.99, ISBN: 978-0-854-93236-8
(New edition, 2001 published by Phoenix)

For his second of hopefully many contributions to The Two Unfortunates, William Abbs of blog Saha from The Madding Crowd turns the spotlight on something of a lost classic of football fandom.

As football fans, we all have seasons that resonate in our memory more than others. That simple