TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club Premier League Preview 2014-5

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club Premier League Preview 2014-5

Our divisional previews of a year ago were so well received that we decided to go one better and offer a full set for 2014-5 even if bloggers enjoy the luxury of not being obliged to cover irrelevances such as the Community Shield. TTU staffer Ben Woolhead has a little extra time on his hands now after the masterful Newcastle United blog Black & White & Read All Over

TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club Championship Preview 2014-5

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 11 Comments
TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club Championship Preview 2014-5

Following on from John McGee’s freeform assessment of League 1 yesterday, here is a somewhat more plodding assessment of the level above. That, however, is no reflection on the ins and outs of this season’s Championship – a competition where extortionate transfer fees, underqualified managers and frankly terrifying owners hold sway, where parachute payments warp the competition and everyone is indulging in the filthy scramble for Premier League …

TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 1 Preview 2014-5

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | 9 Comments
TTU Go Predicting: A Club-by-Club League 1 Preview 2014-5

When asked by the esteemed editors of this site to compile a preview to the League One season I had to first humbly remind them that my own team, Carlisle United, were cruelly and indignantly relegated to League Two at the end of last year. There followed a degree of brow furrowing consternation before an uttered agreement that ‘I’d do’. Whether that’s true, I suppose, rests in my summary …

TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club League 2 Preview

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
TTU Go Predicting: a Club-by-Club League 2 Preview

In the first of four divisional previews we focus today on who’s who in League 2, which once again looks set to be tight. The bookies are backing Bury, Luton, Portsmouth and Shrewbury – we think that they’ll each do well, but suggest that they’ll have plenty of competition, not least from Southend and York.

AFC Wimbledon

It’s fair to say that the AFCW squad has more or …

Book Review: Futebol Nation

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Book Review: Futebol Nation

Futebol Nation by David Goldblatt
Published by Penguin
2014, £9.99

In a very modest afterword to his new book Futebol Nation, David Goldblatt, author of that all-encompassing and well-nigh definitive history of the sport itself, The Ball is Round admits that the outcome is in many ways but ‘an exploratory essay’ and with that admission, he confirms the opinion of this reader at least.

For this is rather …

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