Great Football League Teams 10: Sunderland, 1998-9

Posted by on Jan 19, 2011 in Great Teams | 4 Comments

With the echo of repeated ker-chings ringing in their ears, Sunderland fans may care to pause for thought and recall their current helmsman in times uncomplicated by the tang of filthy lucre. For the Niall Quinn of the 1998-9 season was the cranium of a team with true backbone; the holder of a points record of 105 that’s still the second best ever.

Quinn was partnered by Kevin …

Great Football League Teams 9: Darlington, 1990-1

Posted by on Jan 12, 2011 in Great Teams | 4 Comments

Number 9 in our Great Teams series features a club that are sadly no longer among us. Darlington are currently bedding down in midtable in the Blue Square Premier – a situation that will provide much needed stability after the emotional tempests of 2009-10. Duncan Fletcher, head honcho of the superbly crafted Cruel Geography and a man whose loyalties are split between Darlo and Toronto FC, has penned this ode

Great Football League Teams 8: Doncaster Rovers, 2003-4

Posted by on Jan 7, 2011 in Great Teams | 11 Comments

For the eighth in our series of great football league teams down the years, we turn to the Doncaster Rovers of 2003-4, courtesy of Glen Wilson, curator of one of the leading club sites on the world wide web, Viva Rovers. Donny are currently enjoying a protracted glory spell in historical terms and Glen looks back to the early days of the revival.

Half a decade. That’s how long …

Great Football League Teams 7: Queen’s Park Rangers 1982-3

Posted by on Dec 29, 2010 in Great Teams | One Comment

Queen’s Park Rangers might well have found themselves to be temporarily surprised to be operating outside the top flight as the 1982-3 season kicked off. Though a club that had spent most of its years in the Third Division South, the previous decade had been garlanded for the Bush Rangers. A second place finish behind mighty Liverpool under Dave Sexton was the highlight of course, but just the previous season, …

Great Football League Teams 6: Leicester City 1993-4

Posted by on Dec 24, 2010 in Great Teams | 4 Comments

For the sixth in our burgeoning series of historic pieces, we are thrilled to welcome back David Bevan of the terrific football league website The Seventy Two. In the past few days alone, David’s site has provided a wealth of Christmas reading and I urge you to pay a visit. This is David’s second guest contribution to the Two Unfortunates after an analysis of Paulo Sousa’s early days as