Book Review: The Sum of the Parts/Great Football League Teams 50: Reading 2005-6

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Book Review: The Sum of the Parts/Great Football League Teams 50: Reading 2005-6

The Sum of the Parts by Jon Keen
Published by Mickle Press
2016, £20.49

Records set outside the uppermost levels of football usually gain no more than a footnote in the record books and rarely enter the consciousness outside of the fan base of the clubs which have set them. Ten years on from posting a new highest points total for the second tier of English football aka the …

Great Football League Teams 49: Bristol City 1975-6

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Great Football League Teams 49: Bristol City 1975-6

For Number 49 in our Great Teams series, we are pleased to welcome back close friend of the blog Paul Binning, head honcho of the fantastic The Exiled Robin. Paul’s post centres upon a promotion winning team but is more than usually long in providing context to that year both before and after – and I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a fascinating read that makes the typical trajectory …

Great Football League Teams 48: Cardiff City 2002-3

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Great Teams | No Comments
Great Football League Teams 48: Cardiff City 2002-3

The first point that needs to be made in this article is remarkably counter-intuitive for one emblazoned with the heading Great Teams: objectively speaking, Cardiff City’s 2002-3 season represented one of underachievement. The division’s pre-season title favourites could only stumble to a disappointing sixth place finish, despite a team expensively assembled due to Sam Hammam’s backing (by which of course I mean his pre-hadron collider physics experiment which …

Great Football League Teams 47: Plymouth Argyle 1993-4

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Great Teams | 3 Comments
Great Football League Teams 47: Plymouth Argyle 1993-4

It may be that we’ve all had to endure the same set piece at least once in our lives.

‘What could you least live without’ – your partner offers suggestively – ‘me, or football?’

More rounded individuals than myself will have had little trouble in clearing that one up, gazing dotingly into their loved one’s eyes to volley home the necessary response without a moment’s hesitation.

Yet for the …

Great Football League Teams 46: Swindon Town 1992-3

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Great Teams | No Comments
Great Football League Teams 46: Swindon Town 1992-3

A sumptuous post this morning from Ben Hathaway, Singapore resident and deviser of out fiendishly difficult Football League Cryptic Crossword a few months back. Here, Ben looks back to one of the most romantic stories of recent years and the time that Swindon Town ascended to the top tier, only to be abandoned by their svengali.

Four ways to get a young football fan hooked on his local team: …

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