I have just read Project Restart: From Prem to the Parks, How Football Came Out of Lockdown. It includes case-studies of how nine teams fared during lockdown: Burnley, Swansea, Tranmere, Forest Green, Solihull Moors, Royston Town, Northumberland Park, Stonewall and St Albans City Girls. These were chosen to represent a spread of clubs from the Premier League down to grassroots football. They were also chosen from the clubs that the author could get information on; many football media teams were inaccessible.
I’ve been thinking about Tranmere Rovers today. The chain of thought that led to that club was rather circuitous. Birmingham City in the relegation zone set me thinking about playing in the 3rd tier of English football. And then I tried to think of the upside to that (it wasn’t easy) and thought of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Continue reading