TTU Awards 2009/2010: Flop of the Season

Posted by on May 30, 2010 in TTU Awards | 2 Comments

As Csaba Abrahall bemoans in this month’s WSC, Tamà¡s Priskin’s £1.7m move from Watford to Ipswich last August seemed ill-fated from the off; the ungainly Magyar arriving days after reserve team prospect Jordan Rhodes’s unpopular departure to Huddersfield. Watford website BHaPPY described him as the “ugly duckling finally [who had] matured into a swan” a year ago, but such praise has been less than forthcoming at Portman Road where Priskin’s

TTU Awards 2009/2010: Bargain Buy of the Season

Posted by on May 29, 2010 in TTU Awards | No Comments

Recently featured in our Monday Profile feature, in the wake of a skimming drive to keep Crystal Palace in the division, Darren Ambrose’s future is uncertain at the time of posting; his ex-gaffer Neil Warnock clearly fancying a repeat performance from the silken midfielder a few miles to the northwest of his current home. Whether the ex-Tractor Boy ends up at Loftus Road or not, his one season at …

TTU Awards 2009/2010: Loan of the Season

Posted by on May 29, 2010 in TTU Awards | 2 Comments

It would be difficult to better Dudley Campbell’s contribution to the last third of Blackpool’s season. His impact on the Seasiders’ rise was quite considerable. Why he seems to save his best form for loan spells, though, is open to question. A permanent move will no doubt materialise in the summer, so this theory will be put to the test next season.

Honourable mentions to: Gabriel Tamas, who shored …

TTU Awards 2009/2010

Posted by on May 28, 2010 in TTU Awards | No Comments
It’s been a pretty lively first term for TTU. Established in June 2009, we set out to try to capture a little of the second tier’s je ne sais quois. Now, almost a year later, we think it’s safe to say that the division has lived up to its billing: the Magpies have sent us all packing, Ian Holloway has gone and pulled off an Owen Coyle and

Book Review: Hunting Grounds

Posted by on Apr 13, 2010 in Book Review | 8 Comments

Hunting Grounds: A Scottish Football Safari

By Gary Sutherland
Published by Birlinn Ltd
August 2008, £7.99, ISBN: 978-1-8415873-5-6
In his first contribution to this here site, Niall Slater, lifelong Forres Mechanics fan and sometime follower of Swindon, reviews a Scottish ground hopper’s account of his journeys to the venues that play host to many a future Championship player.
In Hunting Grounds, Scottish journalist Gary Sutherland undertakes a season long