TTU Awards 2011-12: Best Club Website/Blog

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in TTU Awards | 3 Comments
TTU Awards 2011-12: Best Club Website/Blog

2011-12 was torrid for the blogs. Two trailblazing club websites, Viva Rovers and Boy from Brazil called it a day and the circumstances behind these closures made a significant impact, provoking a serious amount of existential, ‘why do we do this?’ mutterings. Then, just a fortnight ago, Ben Mayhew decided to discontinue his Greenwich Gull site although he will remain active via his Experimental 361 persona.

Thankfully, some terrific sites …

TTU Awards 2011-12: Best Fans

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in TTU Awards | 6 Comments
TTU Awards 2011-12: Best Fans

Despite our claims to unbiased coverage on this website, it can be difficult — sometimes — to think independently of our individual hues.

Awarding Plymouth Argyle — my own team — with the best fans award this year is such a case, although we’d argue that it’s on good grounds.

Pretty much everyone, by now, should be cognisant of what a traumatic time it’s been for all those attached to …

TTU Awards 2011-12: Flop of the Season

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TTU Awards 2011-12: Flop of the Season

The nominations for this year’s biggest disappointment were peppered with under performing strikers although our Cumbrian correspondent John McGee decided not to continue his anti-Jordan Rhodes tirade by opting for Matt Tubbs instead. Having starred previously for Salisbury, the Crawley man returned to Wessex in January but managed only one goal for Bournemouth, despite a hefty fee.

A groin injury hampered Tubbs but the suspicion is that he was always …

TTU Awards 2011-12: Bargain Buy of the Season

Posted by on Jun 2, 2012 in TTU Awards | 4 Comments
TTU Awards 2011-12: Bargain Buy of the Season

The list of nominees was long for the second in our eponymous yearly awards. Joe Mason, a regular starter and scorer for Cardiff; Kevin Nolan, hardly cheap, but still value for money; Rhoys Wiggins, who’s developed into by far and away the best left-back in League 1 over the course of the season after Charlton had snaffled him for a modest fee; and Crawley’s quick and dirty …

TTU Awards 2011-12: Loan of the season

Posted by on Jun 2, 2012 in TTU Awards | 8 Comments
TTU Awards 2011-12: Loan of the season

In January, Lloyd conducted a thorough overview of the loan system calling for a 5 point plan to lead to fairer competition. In 2010-11, Craig Bellamy’s spell at Cardiff seemed grotesque given the way Manchester City continued to pay his wages and that was just one example of a number of transformative deals carried out in recent times.

But despite our reservations, a cannily chosen temp can make all …

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