Another set of half-baked proposals from the Football League

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | 10 Comments
Another set of half-baked proposals from the Football League

Two summers ago, I stood on the stoop of a pub in Oxford and was interviewed over the telephone by the We Are Going Up podcast about the proposals to introduce reserve teams of Premier League clubs into the Football League.

Met with a volley of outbursts and snorts as it was, the idea was given short shrift in most quarters (aside from Mark Warburton — a man who …

The Argument: Is There Too Much Football on TV?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
The Argument: Is There Too Much Football on TV?

When did being a football fan start to feel like such hard work? It’s not that there’s more football in the world than there used to be. What’s changed is the availability and exposure of it all. Anybody with the right sort of television package, mobile phone contract or internet connection should never go more than 24 hours without a game to watch. Live football dominates the sports channels’ …

The Future of Northampton Town Hangs in the Balance

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | One Comment
The Future of Northampton Town Hangs in the Balance

If ever any of us were naà¯ve enough to think that football had gotten its financial house in order, the current predicament of Northampton Town FC is a salutary reminder of how bad things can get. Here, a supporter of the club who has asked to remain anonymous, expresses his feeling at the club’s current situation.

On the 16th November Northampton Town Football Club, established in 1897 and …

Football Cities: Nottingham

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Football Cities | One Comment
Football Cities: Nottingham

The sixth part of our Football Cities series sees long time contributor Steve Wright analyse the footballing landscape in Nottingham. As a companion piece to Steve’s post, I’d like to direct you to a recent edition of the outstanding We Are Going Up podcast in which presenters David Cameron Walker and Mark Crossley took a trip to Meadow Lane and reflect on many of the issues discussed by Steve in …

Football Cities: Bristol

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Football Cities | 13 Comments
Football Cities: Bristol

After Ben Woolhead’s analysis of the Toon on Wednesday and our call for a non-league start up to challenge the artificial hegemony of MK Dons yesterday, the third post in our Football Cities series sees us very pleased to welcome a brand new writer to The Two Unfortunates. Will Jones runs the Bristol City blog, To The Left of Ross and here provides a thoughtful analysis of how soccer …

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