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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Born to be a Baggie
by Dean Walton
Published by Amberley Publishing
What does it mean to be a football fan? The question is perhaps best answered in pictures, rather than words, which is what Dean Walton has done in ‘Born to be a Baggie: a pictorial history of West Bromwich Albion fans’.
The book centres on Walton’s beloved Black Country team, and the trials and triumphs of …
Black Boots & Football Pinks
by Daniel Gray
Published by Bloomsbury
Daniel Gray’s last book, Saturday 3pm was a delight. A paean to the game, the fact that a whole chapter was devoted to the wonder of Jimmy Armfield bought it my vote from the off and the idea of fifty short essays on what makes football so special, packaged in a beautifully bijou jacketed book proved to …
Today, we are delighted to launch a new series of posts that will see contributors run the rule over the fortunes of their football clubs in the medium term. Each article will be structured by way of an assessment of the past few years, analysis of the current situation in terms of ownership, finances and personnel and end with some crystal ball gazing as to what may lie in …
Toshack’s Way: My Journey through Football
by John Toshack with Dan Sung
Published by De Coubertin Books
Back in the mid-1980s, John Toshack was often held up as the exemplar of the adventurous, open-minded British football personality. Having been one half of a legendary big man/little man striking partnership at Liverpool with Kevin Keegan, he took Swansea City through the divisions, briefly topping the Football League, before heading …