As Boston stumble on, fans start to wonder: “How bad can it get?”
Twitter can be a dangerous place when your football team’s just been shafted by a local rival, the blank ‘say something!’ canvas tempting you into broadcasting rash judgements and ill conceived, half-baked opinions in the immediate aftermath of defeat, before you’ve given things time to settle. Course, the same can be true when things are […]
2021/2022 Season Recap: Johnny Chapman
Here we are – the last of the 2021/2022 season recaps. Last up is Johnny Chapman, who I accidentally ignored at Matlock before finally catching up with at Gloucester, where he told me I’d overpaid for my train tickets by about thirty quid. Summed up the day to be honest. And do I need to […]
2021/2022 Season Recap: Scott Burrell
Right, we’re nearly there. Just two more of these to go before ToD can return to a well-deserved slumber for about two years. In the penultimate season recap, Scott Burrell – @scottbufc over on Twitter, go give him a follow! – takes us through his highlights of the season and how he thinks Boston United […]
2021/2022 Season Recap: Callum Bates
Callum Bates – or @designerb8sy as you may know him from Twitter – is the latest Pilgrims fan to recap the 21/22 season for Trail Of Dead, although if you’re here to find out what his asbolute favourite goal of the season was you may well be disappointed. Callum is of course currently in the […]
2021/2022 Season Recap: Adam Upsall
The season recaps continue at ToD. Today it’s the turn of long-time Pilgrims fan Adam Upsall to offer up his thoughts on where things went right last season, and where they might have gone better.
2021/2022 Season Recap: Christian James
As we continue to reflect on the 2021/2022 season, Christian ‘Spreadsheets’ James joins ToD to give his spin on what he enjoyed most about the season, and what he really didn’t. If you’re a Chester fan, look away now. You’re almost certainly already following Christian on Twitter, but if you’ve somehow evaded his tweets about […]
2021/2022 Season Recap: Oliver Atkin
As the dust settles on 2021/2022, it’s time to reflect on the season we’ve just enjoyed (or endured) and look ahead to what the future holds for Boston United as we head into the summer and beyond. Today, it’s the turn of United photographer, and fanzine writer, Oliver Atkin, who gives us his highlights – […]
2021/2022 Season Recap: Pete Brooksbank
So, the 2021/2022 season is over – and it ended in unexpected playoff heartbreak after an underwhelming race to seventh place. But as with every season, there’s more to the story. Pete Brooksbank gives his highlights – and lowlights – from what would turn out to be a really weird season.
Football’s back – welcome home
Strolling into Matlock Town’s glorious Causeway ground last Friday, it was remarkable how different some things were, and yet also how familiar.
Terrace Chatter: Boston v Alfreton, 26 December 2020
Can I just shock you? I didn’t enjoy 2020. Who did? Anyone? No, didn’t think so. Piers Corbyn aside, I reckon most of us have endured a miserable twelve months, either dodging police while on illegal walks in the Peak District or trapped indoors watching Homes Under The Hammer and wondering if the delivery driver […]
Terrace Chatter: Boston v Chorley, 2 December 2020
Seven years ago, Boston United chairman David Newton and vice-chairman Neil Kempster took to the stage at a packed fans’ forum in the Pilgrim Lounge and revealed, to widespread astonishment, their plans for a new stadium and community complex, along with a huge commercial and residential development that would completely transform a part of Wyberton […]
The Season Stumbles Already
As the weirdest of years gets even weirder, the weirdest of football seasons finally got underway on Saturday, the sodden murk at Gainsborough providing a fitting backdrop to perhaps the strangest and most low-key start to any season in Boston United’s history.