Cook Off

Cook Off

A Paul Cook fan writes… There’s managers who get it, and there’s managers who don’t and I’m fairly sure Paul Cook does. There’s managers who come in and win stuff and managers who just talk a good game, and I’m always prepared to give the former more chance than the latter. Losing two home games

Melting Mowbray meets the Down and Outs

Melting Mowbray meets the Down and Outs

What to make of Wednesday night? Well I thought our goals were very scruffy, and we treated the Blackburn players very shabbily, persistently manhandling them and fouling, whilst they were playing by far the better football throughout the game. Whoops, my apologies – I thought I was Tony Mowbray then for a second! Seriously, what

Are We In A Right Royle Battle?

Are We In A Right Royle Battle?

It is a new era on Saturday but I fully expect events to unfold gradually rather than a big bang approach. There’s some different blokes in the board room but I expect that just like the last lot, they will be hoping for a home win. There’s no shame in losing a long unbeaten home

CROWDED OUT

CROWDED OUT

Yep I’m talking crowds again! Mine host of this column, Mr Kendrick recently poll on Twitter regarding how people watched or listened to the Swansea game. Twenty four hours later and we find that 63% of people were at the DW but another 23% chose to watch the game view the Sky red button, and

Boxing off Bristol

Boxing off Bristol

Let me state the obvious first. This season is proving to be one of the most exciting for a while, even though we aren’t winning every week. I don’t think we will get promoted, we’re unlikely to finish above Brentford, for a start. Yet we are having a go in every game, watching a team

JUMP OFF THE HAMSTER WHEEL

JUMP OFF THE HAMSTER WHEEL

I’m sure there are other things that people do to fill the void but just imagine for a second what life would be like without football? It is an all-consuming force which does wonderful, and occasionally terrible things to your emotions. I’m not necessarily talking about the wide gamut of feelings expressed during a typical

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

For many years, I played in the Soccerdome leagues. We bulldozed through the divisions with attacking verve, and a solid rearguard where every player knew their role. We had a blinder of a ‘keeper, a man mountain who simply stopped everything. Then as we got to the top division, we (he) started leaking a lot

A Right Royle Drone

A Right Royle Drone

Last call for the Championship flight. Sup your 5am airport pint and climb aboard for another season of in flight entertainment, no doubt interrupted by a spot of turbulence as we go. Of course, it is the silly season yet again and there are clear lines of demarcation between what comes out of the club

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