My Second Team: Huddersfield Town

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in My Second Team | 7 Comments
My Second Team: Huddersfield Town

I was born in York. The house I grew up in was a ten-minute walk from Bootham Crescent. I went to school in York while Liverpool were the glamour side of the time and Manchester United hadn’t won anything in donkeys years. Both had their charms, of course, and came with peer pressure but Bootham Crescent was where I got my first taste of live football and where I keep …

My Second Team: Bohemians 1905

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in My Second Team | No Comments
My Second Team: Bohemians 1905

For a new series on The Two Unfortunates, we asked a range of regular and new contributors to provide their testimonies of supporting a ‘second’ or ‘other’ team. On first glance, such behaviour might seem to denote the epitome of glory hunting plasticity and a Janus-like tendency to hedge one’s bets in the most cynical way possible. However, the truth is that personal circumstances – a change of …

Are Clouds Beginning to Gather Once Again at Home Park?

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | 16 Comments
Are Clouds Beginning to Gather Once Again at Home Park?

Having initially penned an epic two-parter in January 2012 about the travails of Plymouth Argyle as part of a short series of pieces on clubs in turmoil (which, for the record, featured alongside coverage of Coventry, Port Vale, Portsmouth and Preston North End) Roger Willis provided two updates in April 2012 and March 2014. A couple of years on, Roger returns to the scene to

Book Review: Bendelow and Kidd’s Dictionary of Football

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Book Review | No Comments
Book Review: Bendelow and Kidd’s Dictionary of Football

Bendelow and Kidd’s Dictionary of Football
Published by Bennion Kearny
2016, £8.05

The army of terms required to talk convincingly about football has been a great source of mirth over the years. As far back as the 1970s, footballers were depicted as alternating between being ‘over the moon’ or ‘sick as a parrot’ depending on their feelings at 5 o’clock on a Saturday while Ron Atkinson let loose a …

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 2 Preview 2016-17

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | One Comment
TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 2 Preview 2016-17

Accrington Stanley

Regardless of whether Accrington went up last year, their team was destined to be broken up, such was their quality. With Matty Crooks and Josh Windass having already signed pre-contract agreements in January to join Rangers, Stanley have since seen fellow starters Piero Mingoia, Tom Davies and Ross Etheridge leave for a trio of League 2 rivals, rendering their squad bereft of the sheen that turned so many …

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