Hopeless Football League Teams 11: Huddersfield Town 1987-8

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Hopeless Football League Teams 11: Huddersfield Town 1987-8

Nobody would pretend that it had been a satisfactory start to the season as Huddersfield Town prepared to make the short journey to Maine Road, Manchester on the morning of November 7, 1987.

Indeed, just a week previously, the Terriers had recorded only their first victory of the autumn, a 2-1 home win over Millwall with Ian Banks and former Arsenal apprentice David Cork bagging the goals in front …

Hopeless Football League Teams 10: Newport County 1987-8

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Hopeless Teams | No Comments
Hopeless Football League Teams 10: Newport County 1987-8

Previous entries in our Hopeless Teams series have provided ample supplies of gallows humour and indeed, the adjective ‘hopeless’ can be interpreted in differing ways. On the one hand, it can contain strong hints of self-mockery, indication of a self-deprecating streak that would be wholly unknown to the average Manchester United fan and arguably the elixir that keeps the average lower league supporter coming back through broad and narrow.…

Hopeless Football League Teams 9: Ipswich Town 1994-5

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Hopeless Teams | 2 Comments
Hopeless Football League Teams 9: Ipswich Town 1994-5

Technically, our Hopeless Teams series (for which further entries will be most welcome) should be reserved for teams operating beneath the top tier of English football, but Ipswich Town’s 1994-5 vintage have earned entry for masquerading as a Premiership club when they were really nothing of the sort. Here, regular contributor Gavin Barber recalls the horror while he can also be seen expounding on the subject of summer football …

Hopeless Football League Teams 8: Brighton and Hove Albion, 2008-09

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Hopeless Teams | No Comments
Hopeless Football League Teams 8: Brighton and Hove Albion, 2008-09

Our latest entry in the Hopeless Teams series comes from Stefan Swift, co-editor of that hip Brighton fanzine The Seagull Love Review. Following his sidekick Sam Swaffield’s excellent assessment of Brighton’s current season over on the 72, Stef considers an unhappier time for Albion supporters when, less than four years ago, a club legend well and truly blotted his Seagulls copybook.

The prodigal son was announced as …

Hopeless Football League Teams 7: Doncaster Rovers, 1997-98

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in Hopeless Teams | 12 Comments
Hopeless Football League Teams 7: Doncaster Rovers, 1997-98

In Matt’s previous house there was a photo on the wall. It was of himself, sat on the grass, legs crossed, head bowed beneath his baseball cap. The picture was taken at Belle Vue as Doncaster Rovers took on Hull City. The date, Saturday 4th April 1998. The time, just after ten past three. The piece of grass on which Matt was sitting, the centre-spot.

This was just one …

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