The Thursday Preview: Yeovil Vs Exeter

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in The Thursday Preview | No Comments
The Thursday Preview: Yeovil Vs Exeter

This weekend’s fixtures look like a pretty sedate set on the face of it. Leeds’ terrestrially televised trip across the shires to meet Burnley and what may be the most pathetic grudge in history, Saints versus Seagulls, are worth keeping on the radar perhaps, but otherwise I can’t help but be drawn down the leagues to the two derbies west of Bristol.

Plymouth’s trip to Torquay, which the Gulls …

The Thursday Preview: Maidenhead Vs Aldershot

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in The Thursday Preview | 6 Comments
The Thursday Preview: Maidenhead Vs Aldershot

While risking sycophancy, it seems fitting to tribute this post to therealfacup. Not so long ago, I had little interest in the Cup’s First Round or anything that preceded it. My focus was on Plymouth Argyle, its status as a Championship club and not a lot else. If asked whether I was a fan of football or Argyle, then my answer was a depressingly parochial one.

Fast-forward to …

The Thursday Preview: Coventry Vs Southampton

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in The Thursday Preview | 2 Comments
The Thursday Preview: Coventry Vs Southampton

“There was no hope left. No one even shouted at the players.”

Conversation over post-match drinks with a Coventry-supporting friend on Tuesday night was dominated by such sentiments. Toning down my personal delight at City’s 3-0 capitulation at Millwall, I murmured in sympathy. The draining away of hope among the Sky Blues in the Den’s North Stand was not dissimilar to the feeling elicited by Millwall’s own winless run …

The Thursday Preview: Oxford Vs Port Vale

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in The Thursday Preview | No Comments
The Thursday Preview: Oxford Vs Port Vale

With year-end targets at work biting, it’s an express preview this week based predominantly on recent first-hand impressions rather than diligent research.

Indeed, along with the other original unfortunate (not to mention a further couple) I made the trip to the Kassam on Tuesday to see a youthful Plymouth side soundly beaten by their hosts. It was a depressing event; besides being a pain to get to, many will …

The Thursday Preview: Notts County Vs Brentford

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011 in The Thursday Preview | One Comment
The Thursday Preview: Notts County Vs Brentford
League 1’s top-eight looks, as things stand, much like the masses predicted back in August, with the monied Charlton, Huddersfield, Franchise, Preston and Sheffields United and Wednesday all present and correct. Yet, defying convention and sticking it to Big Boyz are two of the division’s less chic teams, Notts County and Brentford. The pair meet at Meadow Lane this weekend.Following a tumultuous 2010-11 for both, this term has been
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