Tag Archives: Almunia

Top Five Moments: Part Five

Bugger. We deserve more than this. Anthony Knockaert puffs out his cheeks as he rocks from foot to foot. The exhaustion of the tie tells in his frantic breathing. The fan stands stock still, palms firmly pressed to his crown. Where the Frenchman pants, for the fan there is only one solitary gulp. The penalty […]

Half-Term report: The Loanees

When the Gino Pozzo rocked up to Vicarage Road this summer and initiated more change than can be found in a programme seller’s fanny pack there were more than a few voices of doubt. The Harefield stuff, the never-ending horde of loanees, Sean Dyche’s exit and the diversifying of the hitherto fish and chips, stiff […]

Working with what we’ve got: A look at the squad (Part One)

There are fewer signs of desperation more clear than the analysis of squad numbers. But as we twiddle our thumbs waiting for the alarm to go on Saturday morning, this is what it’s come to. But at least we can cover our quest for meaning in what is probably a twenty second decision scribbled on […]

Tottenham Hotspur (H) 05.08.12 – What we learned…

There was a distinct air of excitement surrounding the match with Spurs on Sunday. Of course, a lot of this was attributed to the chance to celebrate our cult hero, Lloyd Doyley, but for many, including me, this was also the first chance to grab a look at some of our new signings and to […]

Incoming: Manuel Almunia

What to say about Manuel Almunia? In stark contrast to the five loanees, Almunia together with Fitz Hall – the two “permanent” additions to the squad (both have been handed one-year deals) – are preceded by reputations in England that make fans’ approaches to them more definitive. Let’s be clear about this: no matter how […]