The Monday Profile: Claude Davis

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in The Monday Profile | No Comments
The Monday Profile: Claude Davis
The furore surrounding Lyon’s astounding 7-1 win in Zagreb last week puts one in mind of the perhaps the most anomalous sequence of results in this season’s Football League. In September, warmly tipped Crawley Town followed up a 6-0 hiding at Morecambe with a 3-0 home battering by Swindon. Having begun existence in the League well, these results were far from expectedand everything that has happened since makes …

The Monday Profile: Tom Bender

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in The Monday Profile | No Comments
The Monday Profile: Tom Bender

Young boys in the park with jumpers for goalposts, or battering a ball against a garage door, dream of pulling on that jersey, of scoring the winner at Wembley, of lifting the World Cup. Of making a name for themselves. And yet some players make a name for themselves inadvertently, their footballing achievements and exploits overlooked or forgotten.

Take Jean-Marc Bosman, for example, a relatively obscure Belgian footballer until …

The Monday Profile – Paul Thirlwell

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in The Monday Profile | 2 Comments
The Monday Profile – Paul Thirlwell
File him under journeyman if you will; Paul Thirlwell’s career hasn’t exactly hit stellar heights anywhere. Decent spells at his hometown club Sunderland, Sheffield United and Derby were flecked by seemingly the only consistency of his career — injury. Ask any fan of his current club Carlisle to define Thirlwell in a single word and the wags will chorus on cue — ‘injured’.
This is unquestionably fair — no …

The Monday Profile: Filip Kiss

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in The Monday Profile | No Comments
The Monday Profile: Filip Kiss
If Cardiff City’s line up for their 2-1 victory at Reading at the weekend was shorn of the strutters that were on show at the time of their last visit to the Madejski Stadium during last May’s play offs, the XI still had a familiar ring to it.Refreshingly, the club – and Malky Mackay in particular – have done a lot to win friends among supporters of opposing teams …

The Monday Profile: Harry Maguire

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in The Monday Profile | One Comment
The Monday Profile: Harry Maguire
Today’s profile is penned by Ian Rands. Ian a is a regular visitor to our pages; most recently penning a review of Alan Biggs’ new autobiography. Here he looks at perhaps the brightest of Sheffield United’s crop of teenage sensations:It has been a whirlwind last 6 months for 18 year old Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire. He first came to prominence, as far as a majority of …
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