Boogie Nights

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Paul Anderson opting for Nottingham Forest for a season long loan from Liverpool last summer, having turned down the Swansea City side that he had represented during their promotion year the previous season was a surprise. Perhaps he was influenced by the Bright Lights-Big City feelings once exhibited by Brian Roy? The winger has now followed this up by opting for the same choice this year. All this …

Farewell Kevin Doyle

Posted by on Jul 1, 2009 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Christian Benitez signs for Birmingham City in a rumoured nine million pound deal and yet Kevin Doyle is, as speculated previously by Lloyd on these pages, snapped up by Wolves for 6.5 million? A proven striker with 55 goals for Reading, 20 of which have been at Premier League level, Doyle is one of those players to whom the over-used label “class” applies. When asked to define just how …

McGoldrick in the Hole

Posted by on Jun 30, 2009 in Uncategorized | One Comment

“Following Southampton’s relegation, my agent told me that a few clubs were interested in me. Once I became aware of Forest’s interest, I told him to get me there and he’s managed to do that, which I’m very grateful for.” Perhaps, but I’m sure David McGoldrick’s agent wasn’t acting out of the goodness of his heart and to see a player so eagerly join the rivals of the club that

Fully DeMerited

Posted by on Jun 28, 2009 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Rare does a publication as esteemed as the New York Times afford a profile to a player from our modest Coca Cola Championship, but today’s issue contains a smashing write up profiling Watford defender Jay DeMerit. There’s nothing to quibble with in a very well researched article including accounts of his time at Southall and Northwood and soundbites from the man himself, whose obvious friendly demeanour reflects his polished …

The Explorers

Posted by on Jun 28, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Championship fans will once again rival Odysseus, Captain Cook and Ranulph Fiennes next season as all those tales of miles clocked up following one’s team will be wheeled out again. Doubtless, arranging the fixture list is a knotty business, unlikely to please all comers, but the sheer stupidity of some of the scheduling, combined with a rail service celebrating twenty odd years or so of ugly privatization will once …

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