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 …

Boxing Day Memories Special 

I’ll start with a brief history relating to Boxing Day football. In the Victorian and Edwardian era’s football was known to be played back-to-back on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. With public holidays clubs would gain bumper crowds as the working class had the free time to attend the games. Over the years with the improvement to …

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 …

What does it take to be a County Legend?

The word legend is thrown around far too easily in football these days. It’s used more and more in a commercial sense from within the game now; FIFA ultimate team, football playing cards, even vintage shirt sales. Greats of the game have all had major influences, as a whole almost defining era’s. But in the …

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 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 …

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