The Monday Profile: Brett Pitman

Posted by on Aug 16, 2010 in The Monday Profile | 4 Comments

Bournemouth’s demolition of Peterborough on Saturday was, for many, the surprise result of the weekend. Certainly this website did not predict that the Cherries would so comfortably outplay a side that was two divisions above them last season. Prior to the game, all attention was on Peterborough’s celebrated attacking trio of George Boyd, Craig Mackail-Smith and Aaron McLean, who looked set to cause as much damage to League 1 defences …

The Monday Profile: Roy O’Donovan

Posted by on Aug 9, 2010 in The Monday Profile | No Comments

At the end of June, Aidy Boothroyd made Roy O’Donovan Coventry’s third acquisition of the summer. While not exactly a big-name signing, there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic about Roy’s future at the Ricoh.

It’s hard to say exactly what level this player is meant for. He signed as a trainee for Coventry in 2001, and left after three years without making a first team appearance, apparently due to

The Monday Profile: Leon Britton

Posted by on Aug 2, 2010 in The Monday Profile | No Comments

Sadly, the spelling of the name is different, though one is still left to ponder if Sheffield United midfielder Leon Britton is named after Baron Brittan of Spennithorne. The Tory grandee is best known for his spell as Home Secretary during the Thatcher years, a period of parsimony that would shame even the egregious George Osborne, so it’s unlikely that the diminutive south Londoner was christened in homage, even …

The Monday Profile: Chris Martin

Posted by on Jul 26, 2010 in The Monday Profile | 2 Comments

The Carling Cup of 2008-9 provided little respite for a Luton Town squad predestined Calvinist-style to relegation that season, shorn as they were of 30 points at the starting gate. It was a right Royal romp as the Bedfordshire club left Berkshire with a 5-1 battering, but my chief memory of the evening was a truly snarling performance from Luton’s centre forward — one Chris Martin. His namesake once

The Monday Profile: Kalifa Cissà©

Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 in The Monday Profile | One Comment

During his time at Reading, Steve Coppell rarely missed an opportunity to reunite with former charges and his signing of Kalifa Cissà© for Bristol City was predicted on these pages on the manager’s arrival at Ashton Gate in the Spring.

The Dreux born, Malian international’s time at the Madejski hinged on two matches against Chelsea. Signed for an estimated £600,000 at the onset of the Royals’ second Premier League season,