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).
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.
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.
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.