Analysing the Middlesbrough Revival

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Analysing the Middlesbrough Revival

The Football League play-offs for 2015 have so far been packed full of incident with that astonishing 5-5 draw between Swindon and Sheffield United the highlight. A vision up, much of the attention has been focused on the East Anglian derbies but the probable favourites for promotion at the time of writing are Middlesbrough, primed for a top flight return after a good few seasons in the wilderness. Here, …

Semi Final Memories: Plymouth Argyle 1984

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Semi Final Memories | 2 Comments
Semi Final Memories: Plymouth Argyle 1984

Second up in this week’s series looking back to non-top flight appearances in the FA Cup semi finals, we look back 31 years to a time when George Reilly broke Devonian hearts. Here’s Roger Willis:

In 1984 I was in my first year of higher education and living in Gloucester, Mrs Thatcher bestrode British politics like a colossus and unfashionable, unfancied, unlikely Plymouth Argyle made it to …

Semi Final Memories: Cardiff City 2008

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Semi Final Memories | No Comments
Semi Final Memories: Cardiff City 2008

This Saturday, Reading will take the field against Arsenal in the club’s first FA Cup Semi Final since 1927 against a team that has scored no fewer than 16 goals against the Royals in the three most recent meetings between the clubs and famously overturned a 4 goal deficit to win 7-5 in the first of these. Nevertheless, to reach the final 4 of the country’s most storied cup …

Book Review: From the Back Page to the Front Room

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Book Review | One Comment
Book Review: From the Back Page to the Front Room

From the Back Page to the Front Room by Roger Domeneghetti
Published by Ockley Books
2014, £9.99

Our latest book review features yet another offering from the industrious Ockley Books, an enterprise that has left no stone unturned in producing quality offerings from the football blogging community. To review Roger Domeneghetti’s From the Back Page to the Front Roomwe have called upon Ollie Wright aka @derbycountyblog on …

Gender and Football: What’s the Difference Between Me and You?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Gender and Football | One Comment
Gender and Football: What’s the Difference Between Me and You?

Clutching the baton from Rob – who focused on ideas around masculinity in yesterday’s piece – Nicky Borowiec continues our gender-themed series of posts by reflecting on whether her experiences as a football fan have been shaped by her sex. Nicky can be followed on twitter here.

This isn’t the first time that I’ve been asked to write about my experience as a female football fan. Previously, …

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