Promotion Tales: The Rise of ‘Unfashionable’ Blackburn Rovers

Promotion Tales: The Rise of ‘Unfashionable’ Blackburn Rovers

A supplementary treat this morning. Regular contributor Phil Lloyd enjoyed our Promotion Tales series so much that he decided to come up with this own version charting Blackburn Rovers’ re-emergence as a force in English football over two decades ago now. Best wishes to all TTU readers for 2015.

Once, it seemed that Blackburn Rovers existed mainly to exemplify the word “unfashionable”. As with the TV advert that featured …

What next for Kenny Jackett and Millwall?

What next for Kenny Jackett and Millwall?

While the rest of the country was distracted by events at Old Trafford, a corner of south-east London focused on the departure of another long-serving gaffer. Though Kenny Jackett’s departure as Millwall manager probably cause any palpitations on Wall Street, it was no less a surprise to supporters than Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement was to Manchester United. A mere six years in charge doesn’t even come close to matching …

A Cup Half Empty for Millwall

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A Cup Half Empty for Millwall

Some nine years have passed since the last peak in the endlessly repeating cycle of Millwall boom-and-bust. Of course, we didn’t realise that was what we were watching at the time. At least, I – still a hopeful undergraduate at the time – didn’t realise. A team containing genuine top-flight talent had reached the FA Cup Final for the first time in the club’s 118-year history, while an attempt …

Top 5 Unheralded Managers in the Football League

Top 5 Unheralded Managers in the Football League

With the managerial merry-go-round operating at warp speed over the Christmas break, and the recruitment seemingly limited to just Michael Appleton and Sean O’Driscoll, we thought that it was time that some of the lesser-touted managers of the Football League received some attention. Many readers will no doubt want to nominate other deserving individuals, but, to get things started, here is our list of five gaffers achieving great …

No Pain, No Gain for Millwall

No Pain, No Gain for Millwall

The optimism with which the season began didn’t take long to evaporate. Perhaps they were just another dispiriting example of modern football’s culture of instant gratification, but the boos that greeted the half-time whistle in our opening match at home to Blackpool were loud and clear.

In what some might refer to as a quirk of the fixture list, this opening match was a repeat of that which ended …

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