Posts by Pete

It will take more than Psycho to fix Forest

It will take more than Psycho to fix Forest

By on Apr 3, 2014 in English League Football, Latest, Opinion | 11 comments

If grounds could talk, its tale would be the grandest of them all. It is no Camp Nou, no Santiago Bernabéu. You could hardly find a more inauspicious set for this Hollywood plot. Across the waters of the Trent, beyond the graffiti-spattered Lady Bay Bridge and gloomy, half-abandoned industrial units, Nottingham Forest’s giant, dirty goalpost of a Trent End is...

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The Tactics Tank: England vs Denmark, Exfoliated

The Tactics Tank: England vs Denmark, Exfoliated

By on Mar 7, 2014 in Latest | 0 comments

With just a matter of days, weeks, months and minutes until England fly out to Brazil before flying back again either having done well or not so well at the FIFA World Cup, Wednesday’s friendly fixture against Denmark afforded boss Roy Hodgson the ideal opportunity to not only evaluate potential candidates for places in the squad, but also test and tweak the tactics...

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A Decade On, Boston’s Rehabilitation Nears Its End

A Decade On, Boston’s Rehabilitation Nears Its End

By on Nov 30, 2013 in Latest, Non-League | 0 comments

You can still find the plans on the internet, lurking out there hidden with all the other forgotten, abandoned detritus. There are images, architectural conceptions. There’s a picture of the plans being delivered, folder by folder, to the local council. I have a copy of the blueprints somewhere, gathering dust in a long forgotten heap of paperwork in a drawer I...

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Villas-Boas vs The World. And Martin Samuel.

Villas-Boas vs The World. And Martin Samuel.

By on Nov 29, 2013 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

It was around the time that Man City rattled in their fifth goal last Sunday that a billion snarky armchair enthusiasts reached for their smartphones to riff on Erik Thorstvedt’s assertion that Spurs, in flogging Gareth Bale to Real Madrid’s marketing team, had ‘sold Elvis and bought The Beatles’. Hands a’tremblin’ with the excitement of injecting the internet with...

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