TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club Championship Preview 2014-5

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 11 Comments
TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club Championship Preview 2014-5

Following on from John McGee’s freeform assessment of League 1 yesterday, here is a somewhat more plodding assessment of the level above. That, however, is no reflection on the ins and outs of this season’s Championship – a competition where extortionate transfer fees, underqualified managers and frankly terrifying owners hold sway, where parachute payments warp the competition and everyone is indulging in the filthy scramble for Premier League …

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 1 Preview 2014-5

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 9 Comments
TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 1 Preview 2014-5

When asked by the esteemed editors of this site to compile a preview to the League One season I had to first humbly remind them that my own team, Carlisle United, were cruelly and indignantly relegated to League Two at the end of last year. There followed a degree of brow furrowing consternation before an uttered agreement that ‘I’d do’. Whether that’s true, I suppose, rests in my summary …

TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club League 2 Preview

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club League 2 Preview

In the first of four divisional previews we focus today on who’s who in League 2, which once again looks set to be tight. The bookies are backing Bury, Luton, Portsmouth and Shrewbury – we think that they’ll each do well, but suggest that they’ll have plenty of competition, not least from Southend and York.

AFC Wimbledon

It’s fair to say that the AFCW squad has more or …

Book Review: Futebol Nation

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Book Review: Futebol Nation

Futebol Nation by David Goldblatt
Published by Penguin
2014, £9.99

In a very modest afterword to his new book Futebol Nation, David Goldblatt, author of that all-encompassing and well-nigh definitive history of the sport itself, The Ball is Round admits that the outcome is in many ways but ‘an exploratory essay’ and with that admission, he confirms the opinion of this reader at least.

For this is rather …

TTU Awards 2013-14: Player of the Season

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | One Comment
TTU Awards 2013-14: Player of the Season

Despite not quite earning promotion to the Premier League, Derby were many ways the most impressive side TTU staffers witnessed this past season and none of their players stood out more than Craig Bryson, who had the season of his career so far, contributing 16 goals from midfield, including two hat-tricks — one of which was against Forest.

Honourable mentions for Danny Drinkwater, who’s been immaculate when we’ve …

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