Is it time for a membership system?

Like many fans, I was unable to cop a ticket for Wrexham away, potentially our biggest game in years as we look to return to the Football League. It did leave a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth with the website crashing not being able to select tickets when they came back up …

Remembering Gary Ablett, 10 years on

In September 2009, I was a mascot at Elland Road. An historic, daunting stadium which despite the 0-2 defeat proved to be a special day out. That was partially a distinctive day out because of my encounter with then County manager Gary Ablett.   He was a towering but gentle figure. We walked down the corridor …

My Top 10 Best County Games Ever

The top 10 best County games ever – by Adam Sundle After the debate that the top 10 worst County games provoked, I decided it was only right to stimulate some positivity amongst the fanbase. Indeed, despite many bad days, since I started supporting County in 05/06 there have been some true classics and great …

TSBW Blog – Arthur Wharton

Celebrating Black History Month, Adam Sundle takes a look at the first black UK professional footballer – and he played for County. Arthur Wharton’s name has rightfully gained more traction in recent years. Born in what is now Ghana, at the age of 19, Arthur moved to England. Not only would he become a professional …

What happened to the Family Lounge?

When I was a child, the pre-match ritual of going to a County game would always start with visiting the family lounge underneath the Cheadle End. It had a range of activities such as football, quizzes, visits from players and food for youngsters. It was run by volunteers who had County in their hearts and …

What is the worst County game ever?

What is the worst County game ever? The drab 0-0 draw with Grimsby which mustered a mighty 0 shots on target got me thinking – what is the worst County game….ever?! Of course, football didn’t exist until I started supporting Stockport in 05/06 season, when County narrowly avoided relegation out of the football league and …

What Am I Doing Here?

‘What am I doing here, where the fuck am I?’ It’s New Year’s Day, and its bleeding cold. I’m stood with three layers of clothing on next to my father who looks as miserable as can be. Around us are a few hundred other characters, all looking equally unhappy. My mates are texting me. In …

Welcome to the new TSBW blog.

We are delighted to announce that we are starting a brand new blog! Every now and then we’ll publish a new blog written by one of the team – which by the way has expanded recently. We welcome Ant Sherratt, Alex Ross and Adam Sundle to the blog team – I’m sure you’ll get to …

S7 E11: RPS: Hidden Agendas & Propaganda

Summary In this episode Russ, Nick and Dave welcome local band Palava bassist, and friend of the podcast Rob Britner – where we discuss a myriad of County related stuff. Including but not limited to the recent goalless run, forgotten players, building from the back, touchline shouts, fan reactions to recent games as well as …

S7 E10: RPS: All About The Fans / Defacto Whip

Summary This week we welcome fan Lee Townley onto the podcast, where we cover the Yeovil and Aldershot games.  We discuss the effects on fans of watching the streams – have we changed out view?  We talk flags, blog defending, terrace culture, Director of Football (do we need one?), is there a disconnection between the …

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