No 40 million to spend this time

Posted by on Jul 23, 2009 in Uncategorized | One Comment

I wonder how many times we shall hear the words, “Roy Keane’s Ipswich” these next few months? One almost wishes for the speedy appointment of Alan Shearer at Newcastle in order to divert some of the press attention from the man of Cork. We shall examine Keane’s legacy and prospects in a future post, although the man does have a determined, winning mentality and many a Championship fan will be …

Rack and Stack

Posted by on Jul 22, 2009 in Uncategorized | One Comment

Tottenham’s £10m acquisition of those Kyles is complete. Showing scant regard for last season’s debate on the unrelenting growth of Premiership squads, ‘Arry’s double signing sees seven full backs in competition for two places. The White Hart Lane faithful will be hopeful that their capture will prove to be slightly more successful than Spurs’ last foray into the Championship transfer market.

Coming to a Championship Ground Soon?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2009 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

With less than a month to go before the commencement of new Championship season, I thought it would be worth identifying those players currently operating outside the division whom one of the 24 managers might like to take a punt on. Some have been talked about all summer and seem destined to be plying their trade at second tier grounds come August, some have so far escaped too much attention, …

Cloth Cutting in the Wool City

Posted by on Jul 19, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The fourth departee from the Championship to be thrust under The Two Unfortunates microscope are those seemingly perennial upper echelon dwellers Norwich City. Back in the days of the old Third Division South, the East Anglians rarely troubled the press hordes, but the past half century has been good for the Canaries and a return to their 1950s pastures will have come as a major shock, especially as it arrives …

On the Turn?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2009 in Uncategorized | One Comment

For the second time in consecutive pre-seasons I made the short journey to Didcot Town’s Loop Meadow to witness Reading attempt to chalk up their annual cricket score over their First Great Western-serviced neighbours.

Last year was a complete whitewash as the Royals strolled to a 9-0 tonking, with Dave Kitson memorably scoring within seconds of strutting on as a second-half sub, but yesterday evening felt different. The car park …