Great Football League Teams 20: Nottingham Forest, 1993-4

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Great Teams | 5 Comments
For our twentieth Great Teams post, Steve Wright looks back to a much mythologised period – the immediate aftermath of Brian Clough’s departure from Nottingham Forest. Most will remember a teary legend in a green sweatshirt bidding farewell to the City Ground faithful, but the following two campaigns proved to be memorable ones too, and Steve’s article serves as an excellent reminder of the wealth of talent the club possessed.

Great Football League Teams 19: Watford 1998-9

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Great Teams | 3 Comments

Our nineteenth Great Teams post conpletes the trio of promoted clubs from the 1998-9 season. I remember cheering wildly as a neutral in front of ITV as Watford won a surprise victory over Bolton at Wembley; following on from a dramatic semi final against Birmingham City. Here, Matt Rowson of BHaPPY, one of the sites from which we drew the most inspiration when starting this football blogging lark two

Great Football League Teams 18: Stockport County 1996-7

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Great Teams | 2 Comments

Stockport County are today in a dark place; facing relegation from the Football League for the first time in over a century and with the whole future of the club potentially in doubt. Here, guest poster Mozzer takes some time off his usual hobby of berating linesmen and opposition supporters (paritcularly if they might once have been Thatcherite sympathisers) alike to recall happier times.

For many County fans the 1996/7 …

Great Football League Teams 17: West Bromwich Albion, 2001-02

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in Great Teams | 6 Comments

They may not have been a team for the purists.

But the West Bromwich Albion of 2001/02 knew how to do drama.

With only eight games of the season left, they stood 11 points behind bitter local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, who occupied the second automatic promotion spot — but turned things around in a barnstorming finish to the campaign.
It was a wet dream for Albion fans, a nightmare for

Great Football League Teams 16: Northampton Town, 1996-7

Posted by on Feb 26, 2011 in Great Teams | No Comments

Next up in our Great Team series and for the first time penned in contemplation of the prospect that Muammar al-Gaddafi may cease to run Libyan affairs, we welcome Danny Brothers, the man behind Northampton Town blog, A Load of Cobblers. Danny reflects on a season capped by play off joy.

In one single moment my football watching career was changed forever. As John Frain curled a ball around