TTU's Goodreads 01-02-13
First up in our recommended reading for this week is a fascinating piece from Oxford United blog, The Boys from Up the Hill:
The moral conundrum that presents itself when your club signs a player with a dark past is not easily solvable. Here, the decision is explained as yet more evidence of the flagrant disregard the Oxford board are showing for their fans – creating a problem where none existed before and adding to the swirl of disappointment currently engulfing a team that had started 2012-13 so promisingly. Football is fast becoming an ethical Bermuda Triangle.
David Rawson was the author of two of our most striking posts of last year, including a baleful lament on the arrival of Steve Evans in South Yorkshire. Here, he calls into question the aggressive Scot’s insistence on perpetual revolution at the New York Stadium. It’s a very well written missive, as we’ve come to expect from David.
Paul Sarahs is the journalist behind twitter account @wanchope_dickov and during the week, he became involved in a spat with Stanley Victor Collymore, once of Liverpool and a host of other teams and now a pundit generally considered to be a cut above the usual. Still, this didn’t stop the former Southend United hero from indulging in an anti-intellectual tirade – Sarahs’ response is notable for its measured and disarming nature, and although it’s sprinkled with a touch of mea culpa, one feels he’s the one in the right.