It’s Not F****** Done Yet Though

Have you recovered yet? Last Monday’s titanic clash with Notts County wrote itself instantly into the club’s history. A high quality drama, it simmered with tension from the start, and exploded into a chaos of high-consequence events once the whistle for the second half blew. Yet in some ways, the most pleasing moment came after the final whistle. It’s captured on Ben Foster’s blog of … Continue reading It’s Not F****** Done Yet Though

Phil Parkinson’s Hits Keep On Coming

The hits keep coming! I’ve said before that Phil Parkinson has an impressive success rate in the transfer market, and his recent signings illustrate that point perfectly. The quality of last Saturday’s annihilation of Oldham Athletic is undeniable. When you consider the contribution made by Parkinson’s mid-season signings, it’s clear another step forward has been taken in the evolution of this team. At the end … Continue reading Phil Parkinson’s Hits Keep On Coming

The goalkeeping merry-go-round

After a busy pre-season, with Kevin Wilkin and his staff preparing for the new season, there’s been one subject that has failed to go unresolved, the goalkeeper. Our initial thoughts before going into pre-season was that Joslain Mayebi and Andy Coughlin will battle it out for the number one shirt but since then Mayebi has failed to return to training, his contract expired and he is … Continue reading The goalkeeping merry-go-round

Leader Preview: Hereford United v Wrexham FC

Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) Last season’s 1-0 win at Edgar Street ended something of an unhappy run of league results at Hereford. It was the first time we’d returned from there … Continue reading Leader Preview: Hereford United v Wrexham FC

>Russell Brand’s Gold Standard of Football Reporting!

>Fair play, Russell Brand’s good! I dream of writing a piece for The Leader which merits a headline like this one from today’s Guardian: “Manchester United’s cyborg keeper put zoetrope-toting Tottenham to shameWhere United had technology on their side, Harry Redknapp had to rely on cave paintings and lucky charms.” I haven’t read it yet (it’s here if you want to try to beat me … Continue reading >Russell Brand’s Gold Standard of Football Reporting!