TTU Awards 2009/2010: Best Kit

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in TTU Awards | 3 Comments

The best shirt goes to West Bromwich Albion for their home number, and not just for the lack of sponsor. Understated, traditional, no colours totally anathema to the club, unsullied by ugly panels, manufacturer’s logo and crest in alignment across the chest, a t-shirt style collar … it’s practically perfect. It stood out from the template kits elsewhere in the league (yes, that’s you Middlesbrough, Peterborough, Plymouth Argyle, Bristol City, …

TTU Awards 2009/2010: Best website

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in TTU Awards | 5 Comments

As newcomers to the blogging game, the excellent range of online materials pertaining to football has been amazingly useful in helping us learn more and to take our first fledgling footsteps. We shall be conducting a more detailed review of the offerings out there in the coming weeks but as far as these awards are concerned, our contributors have identified two sites that are of a particularly impressive nature.

Matt …

TTU Awards 2009/2010: Best Fans

Posted by on May 30, 2010 in TTU Awards | No Comments

A kind interpretation of Nigel Clough would depict him as slowly building towards something significant at Derby County. After all, he spent the best part of a decade across the county boundary at Burton and was ultimately rewarded with success. The naysayers are having none of it of course: Derby were downright terrible in 09-10. A club with their resources and a proud history of two Championships in the …

TTU Awards 2009/2010: Flop of the Season

Posted by on May 30, 2010 in TTU Awards | 2 Comments

As Csaba Abrahall bemoans in this month’s WSC, Tamà¡s Priskin’s £1.7m move from Watford to Ipswich last August seemed ill-fated from the off; the ungainly Magyar arriving days after reserve team prospect Jordan Rhodes’s unpopular departure to Huddersfield. Watford website BHaPPY described him as the “ugly duckling finally [who had] matured into a swan” a year ago, but such praise has been less than forthcoming at Portman Road where Priskin’s

TTU Awards 2009/2010: Bargain Buy of the Season

Posted by on May 29, 2010 in TTU Awards | No Comments

Recently featured in our Monday Profile feature, in the wake of a skimming drive to keep Crystal Palace in the division, Darren Ambrose’s future is uncertain at the time of posting; his ex-gaffer Neil Warnock clearly fancying a repeat performance from the silken midfielder a few miles to the northwest of his current home. Whether the ex-Tractor Boy ends up at Loftus Road or not, his one season at …