TTU’s Goodreads: 21-12-12

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Uncategorized | One Comment
TTU’s Goodreads: 21-12-12

It’s been a fine week again for online writing and any of many could have made our three to pick out, but we have decided to drop back into the past in order to highlight two of the sites that inspired us in the early days of this blog in 2009 – others worth mentioning would be Two Hundred Percent, The Real FA Cup, Pitch Invasion, Viva Rovers, Llandudno Jet Set, Black & White & Read All Over and Mirko Bolesan (now renamed Spirit of Mirko).

2012-13 Scottish Premier League: location-map with 2011-12 attendance data and 2012-13 home jersey badges, Bill’s Sports Maps

Not a ‘read’ as such; more something to gaze at lovingly and to contemplate for several days, Bill Turianski’s site is a true wonder of the footballing internet. This latest effort holds particular interest because an SPL that was once dominated by clubs from the central belt has been joined in recent years by the Highlanders of Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ross County while Glasgow’s representation is reduced to just the one.

Grimsby Town 4 Havant & Waterlooville 0, Destination Havant’ville, Departing Waterloo

Classic groundhopping/non-league site Dubsteps was another formative influence. Now renamed Destination Havant’ville, Departing Waterloo, its owner Skif has scaled its scope back a little to reflect his support of Hampshire’s Havant & Waterlooville. No matter, it’s still always entertaining and this account of an FA Trophy clash with high flying Blue Square Premier Grimsby Town is as edifying as ever.

Carson – Not as Skint as we Thought?, Often Partisan

One of the most thoughtful club bloggers in the Football League is @almajir of Often Partisan, a forensic take on Birmingham City. Most of us suspected that the Blues would be experiencing a tough season off the pitch and this latest post is one of many that shows the author to be completely undaunted by the rigours of vigorous research. That Lee Clark’s men have also underperformed on the field has also provided further grist to his mill this campaign.

Rob Langham
Rob Langham (pen name: Lanterne Rouge) is co-founder of the defiantly non-partisan football league blog, The Two Unfortunates, a website that occasionally strays into covering issues of wider importance. He's 47 and lives in Oxford while retaining his boyhood support of Reading FC. He tweets as @twounfortunates and has written for a number of websites and publications including The Football Attic, The Inside Left, When Saturday Comes, In Bed with Maradona, Futbolgrad and The Blizzard as well as being nominated for the Football Supporters' Federation Blogger of the Year Award in 2013.

1 Comment

  1. billmapguy
    December 22, 2012

    Wow, thanks very much Lanterne Rouge – for the kind words and for the link to my post on the Scottish Prem !

    Hope you and all the other contributors to TTU have a Happy Holidays and best of wishes for 2013.

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