All good things must come to an end and, as proven by the final knockings of this absolute binfire of a decade, all bad things must too. The 2010s have been tumultuous, with worldwide divisions and fractious tribalism spurred on by the rise of social media and a loss of trust in our mainstream news […]Read More Losing My Favourite Game: ‘Like Father Like Son’ with Mat Hodgson
“You could always tell there was something special about Danny, and he was destined to go a long way, so it is no surprise to me to see him doing so well. He’s very smart. He always had a plan.” Steve King, Concord Rangers They’ve been the most talked about management duo in England’s lower […]Read More The Size of a Cowley: The Legacy Left by Danny & Nicky, and What Their Departure Means for Lincoln City.
Norwich City’s victory over Blackburn Rovers confirmed their promotion back to the Premier League after a three year absence, following a remarkable season that not even the most optimistic Canaries fan could have predicted. On a shoestring budget, with a squad largely comprised of bargains and academy graduates, head coach Daniel Farke turned the Norfolk […]Read More The House That Farke Built: How Norwich City’s Trust in the Deutsch Technique Reaped the Ultimate Reward.
“Entertainment has to be high on the agenda for the new manager. We want to pass out from the back but they have to have a plan B and a plan C if necessary and they’ve got to know how to grind out results when needed.” In a rare on-screen interview with the club’s website, […]Read More There’s More To Life Than This: Why Ipswich Town Should Have No Regrets for Thinking Big.
“A man with new ideas is a madman, until his ideas triumph.” Marcelo Bielsa In a summer that was low on intrigue in the transfer market and devoid of any kind of meaningful drama in the top tier of English football, Marcelo Bielsa’s appointment as Leeds United manager came as a bolt from the blue. […]Read More I Am The Resurrection: How Marcelo Bielsa Has Woken a Sleeping Giant.
Like the bingo caller in God’s waiting room who still dreams of making it as an actor in the West End regardless of the fact that he’s been stuck in this semi-regular gig for the past twenty years, Saint and Greavsie are back in an attempt to remain relevant in an every changing world. With […]Read More The March EFL Round-Up With Saint and Greavsie.
Amidst the interminable sound of a ticking grandfather clock, the gentle snores of octogenarians, and the pitter patter of piss on a linoleum floor, you’ll hear papers rustling and debate escalating between the two oldest football league experts in the country. It’s the January EFL round-up. Saint: Here we are then, Jim. Another year. Greavsie: […]Read More The January EFL Round-Up With Saint and Greavsie.
The smell of Brussels sprouts may continue to linger into the Spring, and the large consumption of brandy shows no sign of letting up, but on the bluster of a New Year’s Day, what better way to start 2018 in style than checking in on our Football League experts Saint and Greavsie, and getting the lowdown […]Read More The December EFL Round-Up With Saint and Greavsie.
As the nights quickly draw in and late afternoons disappear under a blanket of darkness, the scent of burning firewood can be detected at S&G Towers, where two pensioners in the winter of their lives get together from time to time to swap stories of yore over a glass of mulled wine. And if they’re […]Read More The November EFL Round-Up with Saint and Greavsie
With wild winds whipping round the Whitstable Day Care Centre, what better way to escape the cold by popping a blanket on your knee, sliding your feet into your favourite pair of slippers and sitting down with a nice hot cup of tea and catching up on October’s EFL action. Flirting with the nurses and […]Read More The October EFL Round-Up with Saint and Greavsie