New Year – Still Unfortunate

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
New Year – Still Unfortunate

It’s taken us two and a half years but we have finally achieved our exit strategy from Blogger and arrived on board with WordPress – a natural evolutionary path that many said we would take on starting The Two Unfortunates in the wake of the 2008-9 season. The pages you see in front of you have been developed by Michael Kinlan and we hope you agree that he’s done a super job, following on from his sterling work with Richard and Neil Bellis’s Blue and White Fanzine.

A short hiatus over Christmas has allowed us to prepare for a busy first week and over the next six days, each of our most regular contributors will be contributing a post – starting with that enfant terrible John McGee on the Elite Player Performance Plan later today. Indeed, January will be busy overall – the final week of the month will be devoted to a series of articles analysing clubs that have experienced financial and organisational turmoil over recent years and we are also helping coordinate the Socrates football bloggers meet up in Oxford on January 28. Do get in touch if you want to write for us or interact with us at @twounfortunates and we would also encourage you to comment on the posts we publish.

Rob Langham
Rob Langham (pen name: Lanterne Rouge) is co-founder of the defiantly non-partisan football league blog, The Two Unfortunates, a website that occasionally strays into covering issues of wider importance. He's 47 and lives in Oxford while retaining his boyhood support of Reading FC. He tweets as @twounfortunates and has written for a number of websites and publications including The Football Attic, The Inside Left, When Saturday Comes, In Bed with Maradona, Futbolgrad and The Blizzard as well as being nominated for the Football Supporters' Federation Blogger of the Year Award in 2013.

5 Comments

  1. Lanterne Rouge
    January 3, 2012

    You may notice that the Russian dolls reflect our idea of a ‘greater Championship’ that we have posited in the past – so, Sheffield United, Swansea, Plymouth and Wolves are perhaps restored to their rightful place in the hierarchy. The picture was snapped at a souvenir shop in Prague.

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  2. Frank Heaven
    January 3, 2012

    Great redesign, well done. The Southampton doll appears to have been modelled on an overweight version of ex-Saints midfielder Chris Marsden.

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    • Lanterne Rouge
      January 3, 2012

      Indeed – and a man who, as we have discussed before, was alleged to have turned up ‘pxxxed and swearing’ at Billy Wright’s funeral in his Wolves days. Great player though.

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  3. Gerschenkron
    January 3, 2012

    Very nice – an impressive photograph of the Russian dolls there too, I expect it was taken by quite some photographer.

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  4. Ben
    January 4, 2012

    Looking good, chaps! Looking forward to being part of the site’s next chapter…

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