This week John uses a speech by John F Kennedy to provoke thought about the relationship between the club, its employees and we the fans – and then swiftly moves onto to talk about a club which our Honorary President once managed – Willington AFC.Read More →

This week John agrees with the Eric Cantona saying, “You can change your wife, change your politics, change your religion. But never, never can you change your favourite football team!”, muses if Pools fans are really as bad as they are made out to be, and ponders dividing his allegiances between two clubs….Read More →

This week John all but suggests that we Poolies have had a relatively easy life – the basis of his argument being the history of Berwick Rangers FC – and the help that club has needed from its supporters to merely survive.Read More →

Quoting Archie Norman, the businessman and politician, and dipping back into his own career (which ended so long ago that Wayne Goldthorpe was still playing), John this week tries to look at the workings of our club from an alternative perspective – from that of someone such as our Chairman. As usual John struggles and eventually finds solace in a podcast from Sunderland AFC involving one of the founders of AFC Wimbledon.Read More →

This week John looks at communication, finding a great example of communication from the Oxford United Supporter’s Trust (whilst pointing out that their concerns look greater than our own), an example of good practice from our neighbours at Blackwell Meadows, and is so confused by the communications from our own club that he tries to avoid making comments on ‘reshufflegate’.Read More →

John this week manages to compare a Pools player to a Ladies Handkerchief (with perhaps a subtle dig at a recent team performance), looks on in envy at developments at Bury FC and Rochdale AFC and, again, without any particular justification, manages to mention his hero, Wayne Goldthorpe. John also asks ‘what happened to the Pools Fans Forum?’ Wouldn’t it be great if we saw an answer to this question on our Facebook page?Read More →