Great Football League Teams 15: Bradford City, 1998-9

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Great Teams | 11 Comments

In his first dedicated piece for the two unfortunates, Michael Wood of the beautifully designed and written Bradford City website Boy From Brazil, treats us to a snapshot of his Bantams-supporting life over the past fifteen years. If you’re anything like me, then you’ll have wondered from time-to-time how exactly City fans feel as their club continues to reap punishment from those two Premier League seasons. Here’s a little

Great Football League Teams 14: Grimsby Town, 1997-8

Posted by on Feb 16, 2011 in Great Teams | 10 Comments

We are especially thrilled to invite Pete Green for our fourteenth nostalgiafest. His Cod Almighty is the sine qua non of club websites, rightly recognised as such by When Saturday Comes, and the automatic first stop for anything to do with the Mariners, temporarily in exile in the Blue Square Premier. Here, Pete looks back to the second coming of Alan Buckley.

Staying up, staying up, staying up.

Great Football League Teams 13: Millwall, 1987-8

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Great Teams | 4 Comments

Some clubs are more keenly aware of their history than others. Despite the unkind but largely accurate chants sometimes aimed at us by opposing fans, Millwall is one of them. Take the annual Dockers’ Day celebration. Each season, a match is dedicated to the memory of the flat-capped stevedores and warehousemen from among whom much of the club’s support was drawn in the middle 20th century. A number of …

Great Football League Teams 12: Sheffield United, 1981-2

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in Great Teams | 4 Comments

A warm welcome to Ian Rands, ardent Blade and proprietor of the burgeoning blog, A United View on Football. In recent weeks, Ian has identified the best players in the Championship and compared and contrasted those two Kyles: Walker and Naughton. Here, he reverts the clock back thirty years or so.

1979 saw Sheffield United relegated to the third tier of English football for the first time, just four

Great Football League Teams 11: Yeovil Town, 2006-7

Posted by on Jan 29, 2011 in Great Teams | No Comments

For our eleventh Great Team we look westwards to the Yeovil of 2006-7, courtesy of Glovers blogger Ben Barrett. Yeovil have perhaps hit something of a crossroads of late, but Ben looks back to a time when Town’s rise seemed to be unceasing.

Some clubs are blessed with great title-winning teams, some have players worth tens of millions and some are just a brilliant combination of hard working youngsters