Book Review: Highs, Lows & Bakayokos: Everton in the 90s

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Book Review | No Comments
Book Review: Highs, Lows & Bakayokos: Everton in the 90s

Highs, Lows & Bakayokos: Everton in the 90s
Published by Pitch Publishing
2016, £12.99

Jim Keoghan brought us one of the best football books in recent years, in Punk Football, an entertaining potted guide to supporter ownership of clubs. He now returns with a study of his beloved Everton and if the era he has chosen to centre upon perhaps wasn’t the most thrilling in the club’s history, …

My Second Team: Sydney FC

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in My Second Team | 2 Comments
My Second Team: Sydney FC

Unless you have a lot of time on your hands or a lot of money, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll pick up a second team if you move away from your hometown. But despite moving to London, with a vibrant non-league scene, I somehow ended up falling in love with a side hundreds of thousands of miles from the UK that is almost the complete antithesis of my club, …

My Second Team: Swansea City

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in My Second Team | No Comments
My Second Team: Swansea City

For the fifth post in our burgeoning ‘My Second Team’ series, Alex Quayle compares the regard he holds for Manchester City with his new affection for Swansea City in the wake of two meetings between the clubs in the space of a week. Alex can be followed on twitter at @MisterQuayle.

In the 2011 Championship Playoff Final, as Reading scored their second goal of their comeback to …

My Second Team: Eastbourne Borough

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in My Second Team | 5 Comments
My Second Team: Eastbourne Borough

Idon’t think that I am the only football fan to struggle with the post 1992 world of the Premier League. The richer football at the top domestic level has become the harder it has been to reconcile with my own personal values and there has been a constant tension. Some might suggest that this is mostly sour grapes that my own club has not coped well with the new …

My Second Team: Leeds United

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My Second Team: Leeds United

I first attended a football match at Elm Park, Reading in October 1976. Amid a torrential downpour, the home side thumped local-ish rivals Swindon Town 4-1, with Robin Friday, one of the most immortalised players in lower league history turning out for the Royals on the day.

So far, so impeccable – a club’s original home, a cult hero, a derby victory of sorts – and all before ‘modern football’ …

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