Review: ‘The Ugly Game: How Football Lost its Magic and What it Could Learn from the NFL’ by Martin Calladine

In the first in a (very) sporadic series on this blog, I will be reviewing books devoted to the beautiful game… starting with one that turns that popular notion completely … Continue reading Review: ‘The Ugly Game: How Football Lost its Magic and What it Could Learn from the NFL’ by Martin Calladine

Deep Pools & Shallow Oceans: Assessing the Current Squad’s Collective Strengths & Weaknesses in Mid-May 2017

A week has now passed for the dust to settle a little since the early reckless signings  ‘statements of intent’ and with it, a much better handle on what the shape of … Continue reading Deep Pools & Shallow Oceans: Assessing the Current Squad’s Collective Strengths & Weaknesses in Mid-May 2017

Rolling the Dice: Are Bury’s First Three Signings of the Close Season the Shape of Things to Come?

I should preface this piece by saying that I believe all three signings thus far are (at the very least) good players. That should be self-evident from this post but … Continue reading Rolling the Dice: Are Bury’s First Three Signings of the Close Season the Shape of Things to Come?