TTU Awards 2009/2010: Crimes Against Football

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in TTU Awards | 6 Comments

He’s a sitting duck, but Richard Scudamore nonetheless edges it in the race for the Crimes Against Football gong. At the risk of sounding preachy, Sky’s ruthless bedfellow continues to grate on us unfortunates, and if the first few paragraphs of this Times piece don’t make you sick in your mouth a little then maybe you’re on the wrong site.

It’s not a simple case of biting the hand that …

TTU Awards 2009/2010: Worst Pitch

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in TTU Awards | One Comment

Like our Worst Kit award, this category could have only been conceived with one particular culprit in mind. A combination of hosting arena concerts over three successive summers (Elton John, George Michael, Meatloaf, Westlife and Rod Stewart if you’re interested) and an intemperate couple of winters meant that Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park pitch was practically ruined before the campaign even began, and it soon became a second tier talking point;

TTU Awards 2009/2010: Best Ground

Posted by on Jun 1, 2010 in TTU Awards | 2 Comments

How does this category differ from best away trip? Well, if your historic city centre has been overrun by chain pubs, become the stag party capital of the United Kingdom and enjoys the distinction of hosting Britain’s only branch of Hooters, then the positioning of the stadium in the opposite direction of downtown certainly helps…and as the egregious Tory Kirsty Allsopp would say, it’s all about location. The Trentside …

TTU Awards 2009/2010: Best Away Trip

Posted by on Jun 1, 2010 in TTU Awards | One Comment

As my fellow blogger Scarf has said, Peterborough United constitutes the best away trip in the league by default for the simple reason that it’s the only one with a terrace. My own feelings are confused on this matter as one of my two sorties to London Road this season involved my chosen ones throwing away a two goal lead and tumbling to an ignominious reverse. Standing doesn’t suit …

TTU Awards 2009/2010: Worst Kit

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in TTU Awards | One Comment

It just had to be Newcastle United’s away shirt, which was an insult to evening primroses across the world. The team looked like a stag party, all the members of which had vomited down their shirts. No wonder Stephen Taylor got beaten up after posing for this photo.

An honourable mention to Cardiff for David Marshall’s acid pink goalie top.