The Thursday Preview: Carlisle Vs Preston

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011 in The Thursday Preview | One Comment
The Thursday Preview: Carlisle Vs Preston

After two calendar years of last-minute cramming and form-checking, this ditty on the Boxing Day derby between Preston and Carlisle will be our last Thursday Preview. With a new platform less than two weeks away, we’ve decided to refocus our efforts, leaving the Monday Profile as the sole weekly column on TTU.

But what a bang to go out on. It’s been all-change at Deepdale over the past few …

The Thursday Preview: Cardiff Vs Middlesbrough

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in The Thursday Preview | 2 Comments
The Thursday Preview: Cardiff Vs Middlesbrough

It has been a while since we previewed a Championship game, instead focusing on the no less riveting events further down the ladder. But which to choose? Two of last year’s big-hitters, Leeds and Reading, meet at Elland Road this weekend, but neither have done much to grab the attention so far this term. Meanwhile, events off the field would overshadow any assessment of Sunday’s Solent derby between Portsmouth …

The Thursday Preview: Torquay Vs Barnet

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in The Thursday Preview | No Comments
The Thursday Preview: Torquay Vs Barnet

It’s been a cracking couple of weeks down on the Bay. Four wins from five league games, including a bustling 3-1 victory against big brothers Plymouth, and the news that key players Lee Mansell and Kevin Nicholson have joined Eunan O’Kane in agreeing long-term contracts mean that Gulls supporters must be purring with satisfaction. With the main stand at Plainmoor currently in the process of being rebuilt, these days …

The Thursday Preview: Luton Vs Cheltenham

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in The Thursday Preview | 2 Comments
The Thursday Preview: Luton Vs Cheltenham

Relegation to the Conference really is frightening. Though coverage is limited in the Football League’s nethers and supporters of the PL rarely look below 20th place in the pyramid, it just doesn’t compare to the vacuum of non-league.

Take, for instance, Luton Town. Three seasons ago, they were on my radar. That 30 point deduction; Chris Martin on loan; Mike Newell; a fresh start with Nick Owen et …

The Thursday Preview: Burton Albion Vs AFC Wimbledon

Posted by on Nov 24, 2011 in The Thursday Preview | No Comments
The Thursday Preview: Burton Albion Vs AFC Wimbledon
In his regular column for The Seventy Two, AFC Wimbledon striker Jack Midson tells us that the latest prank to achieve popularity among the players is to place items of fruit in each other’s kit bags. Given that in their heyday, the original club’s ‘Crazy Gang’ were prone to setting fire to Armani suits, smothering jock straps with Deep Heat and christening taxi doors with steel toe caps, …
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