Hopeless Football League Teams 5: Chester City, 2008-9

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Hopeless Teams | No Comments
Hopeless Football League Teams 5: Chester City, 2008-9

For the fifth in our Hopeless Teams series, we delve back relatively recently into the past by welcoming Richard Bellis. Richard co-runs Richard and Neil’s Football Blog with his brother Neil and was the proud recipient of a nomination in the recent NOPA football blogging awards run by Picklive. 2011, however, largely saw Richard and Neil occupy themselves with the production and dissemination of The Blue & White

Hopeless Football League Teams 4: Sheffield Wednesday, 2002-3

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Hopeless Teams | 2 Comments
Hopeless Football League Teams 4: Sheffield Wednesday, 2002-3

Given the uncanny coincidence that artworks with the same title scooped the NME Album of the Year and Palme d’Or Awards in 2003, it’s appropriate that one of the blogosphere’s finest polymath’s should contribute the fourth in our fledgling series of hopeless teams. For Chris Ledger is none other than the brains behind Obscure Music and Football, a site with a sometimes unhealthy predilection for Salad (the band

Hopeless Football League Teams 3: Birmingham City, 1993-94

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Hopeless Teams | 5 Comments
Hopeless Football League Teams 3: Birmingham City, 1993-94

The term ‘rollercoaster season’ is over-used – but Birmingham City’s 1993-94 campaign certainly deserved that label.

The season started with high hopes, which quickly subsided, only to rise again, then fall once more, then rise a final time, before being dashed at the very death.

But if it ultimately ended in disappointment, it was also a season which marked the beginning of a long overdue turnaround in Birmingham’s fortunes.…

Hopeless Football League Teams 2: Reading, 1997-8

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in Hopeless Teams | 5 Comments
Hopeless Football League Teams 2: Reading, 1997-8

By the time the 1997-8 season came round, two years had elapsed since Reading had lost so gallantly in the play off final against Bolton Wanderers. Like many nearly men, that defeat had been the cue for a gradual exodus of primary assets. Shaka Hislop, Simon Osborn and Scott Taylor were to move on virtually immediately while other mainstays such as Adrian Williams and Lee Nogan found the

Hopeless Football League Teams 1: West Bromwich Albion, 1990-91

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Hopeless Teams | 4 Comments

Regular readers will know our Great Teams series, which recently clocked up a quarter-century of posts with this piece on Swansea’s 1978-79 vintage. Here, our Baggies correspondent Frank Heaven takes a slightly different tack, picking at an old wound in the shape of Albion’s Division Three bound plonk from 1990-91. The first in a new “Hopeless” series, we’ll look to follow this up with similar contributions in the very

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