Book Review: The Night of the Virgin

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Book Review | No Comments
Book Review: The Night of the Virgin

The Night of the Virgin by Elliott Turner
Published by Round Ball Media LLC
2017, $15.99

A notable element of the football blogging scene when we started The Two Unfortunates in 2009 was the heavy representation of outstanding North American writers. Aside from the venerable Two Hundred Percent, still going strong after a decade, Spirit of Mirko (then called Mirko Bolesan) and Llandudno Jet Set, the websites we …

My Second Team: Reading

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 in My Second Team | No Comments
My Second Team: Reading

The latest in our My Second Team series of posts sees us welcome Tim Redmayne. Tim is a Lincoln fan/Reading season ticket holder and former award-winning motorsports journalist, writing for such titles as Autosport and Motorsport News. He now is Omnisport’s Senior Product Owner for sports editorial. He is in no way related to Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, but he thanks you for asking. @timredmayne

Transfers, transfers, …

Book Review: The Wanderer

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Book Review | 2 Comments
Book Review: The Wanderer

The Wanderer by Susan Gardiner
Published by Electric Blue Publishing
2016, £9.95

Frank Soo is famous as the first player of Chinese descent to play professional football in England. His career spanned either side of World War II and he is probably best known for his time at Stoke City, operating as a right-half/right winger on the opposite wing to future knight of the realm Stanley Matthews and using …

My Second Team: Borussia Dortmund

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in My Second Team | 2 Comments
My Second Team: Borussia Dortmund

On the morning of the 21st May 2015 I hung two scarves in my window. One had red and blue stripes, the other black and yellow. The former represents the colours of the club I support Crystal Palace, the other is of my second club: Borussia Dortmund.

On this particular day the stars that watch over these clubs aligned. Both were playing in their countries domestic cup finals, the …

My Second Team: Rayo Vallecano

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in My Second Team | One Comment
My Second Team: Rayo Vallecano

For the latest in our My Second Team series, we welcome Huw Richards for the first time. Huw is Swansea through and through but as his wonderfully entertaining post shows, his sporting peregrinations have taken him to nooks and crannies the world over. Huw can be followed on twitter at @huwrichards3.

In architectural terms primary sporting allegiances are a bit like the single sweep of the …

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