The Coming of Exeter City

In his first contribution to the two unfortunates, Gary Andrews, Soccerlens writer and co-host of that particularly slick podcast on twofootedtackle.com, imparts the joy of being an Exeter fan these days.

When Huddersfield’s local paper recently looked ahead to potential finalists in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final, they noted the winners from the Southern section could either be Brentford or “League 1 strugglers Exeter City.” But with the …

The Thursday Preview: Exeter Vs Charlton

The first international break of the new season takes place this weekend, and with England playing on Friday evening fans are being encouraged to attend a local non league game on Saturday afternoon. People living in the central belt and the north west will be spoilt for choice, but what of football fans based in the westcountry where the standard of pyramid teams sometimes isn’t much greater than what …

The Two Unfortunates Health Checks: Port Vale

Having kicked off our new Health Checks series at the end of 2018 with Paul Wilkinson’s excellent account of the past, present and future of Crewe Alexandra, we are pleased to welcome back a stalwart of the Two Unfortunates’ decade long history, Tom Bourne. Here, Tom runs the rule over fortunes at Port Vale while he can be followed on twitter at @thethomasbourne.

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Dark Times at Port Vale

If ever a start to a season were deceiving, then one can point immediately to Port Vale. Regular contributor Tom Bourne charts an alarming slide over the winter months for the Burslem boys.

Previewing the fortunes of League One teams for this publication over the summer was a troubling task. As a long-standing supporter of Port Vale, Chairman Norman Smurthwaite’s decision to effectively dispense with the services of …

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

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