Harry Steps Down
Friday, 26th Jul 2019 13:12
TWTD’s regular pre-match coverage will be lacking HarryFromBath’s Notes delving into opposition forums during the season ahead with the site legend stepping down from his role.
Having started as forum posts, Harry’s Notes, which provided an in-depth insight into the opposition courtesy of their own supporters, were elevated to the news pages in 2013 and became an important and well-loved aspect of TWTD with a number of Blues legends giving them praise over the years, in addition to innumerable fans.
"With the heaviest of hearts, I took the decision a few weeks ago to step away from writing the previews for the coming season,” Harry says.
“This is primarily due to a lack of time, as work and other personal commitments have made it impossible to continue what has become a labour of love.
“It is an absolute privilege to support Town, and it has been no less a privilege to piece together the pre-match Notes which were always designed to help add to everyone's enjoyment when watching us play.
“In TWTD we are privileged to have a truly wonderful independent website and it has been a joy to contribute to it.
“I just want to say the most heartfelt thank-you to everyone for your kind, supportive and insightful comments over the years.
“I cannot thank Phil and Gav enough for their kind and insightful support when producing the Notes. One can never stop loving one’s football team, and I will still proudly be supporting us throughout our League One odyssey.”
Phil and Gav would like thank Harry for his years of work on the Notes and look forward to seeing him next time he is at Portman Road.
Photo: Action Images
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
|midastouch added 13:15 - Jul 26|
Fully understand Harry, can imagine it was a time consuming process as they were very well detailed articles. Always enjoyed them and they'll certainly be missed but only so many hours in a day. Thanks for all your past efforts. Cheers
|OwainG1992 added 13:17 - Jul 26|
Loved reading them over the years.
Will miss reading up on our opponents in such detail.
|Kropotkin123 added 13:17 - Jul 26|
Always a great read. My favourite part was other fans views on us, rather than their own team. Thanks
|Shineyblueknives added 13:19 - Jul 26|
One of my Friday highlights was reading Harry's articles about the next opposition
If someone takes over, I doubt it will be the same.
There is only one Harryfrombath!!!
|StringerBell added 13:20 - Jul 26|
Oh Harry, I was really looking forward to your take on what the other League One fans thought of us. Such a shame not to have your great insight this season. All the best mate and thanks for all your great articles.
|JimInGreensboro added 13:25 - Jul 26|
Harry, you took this already-excellent forum to a whole new level. Your work was brilliant and much appreciated.
|Suffolkboy added 13:28 - Jul 26|
Simply massive thanks for giving us the alternative viewpoint ,and an independent look on footballing life !
Such great pleasure you’ve given to so many : thanks ! You’ll be very much missed !
|Wacko added 13:28 - Jul 26|
No longer so busy... Thanks for everything!
|BrianTablet added 13:32 - Jul 26|
Surely...... Harry from Bath Pulls The Plug?
|clive_baker added 13:33 - Jul 26|
Thank you Harry. For many years I've visited TWTD on my lunch break and enjoyed your previews, which have become as much a part of the pre-match build up for me as seeing Bluey prance around the Portman Road turf.
I'm sure we all understand that life gets in the way, happy retirement and if I every meet you at a game I would love to buy you a pint as a thank you.
|christiand added 13:34 - Jul 26|
Harry, thoroughly enjoyed reading your articles and listening to your views about the opposition with Benjamin Bloom on the podcasts. Large boots to fill!
|BlueArrow added 13:36 - Jul 26|
Such a shame but very understanding it had to end,was always a great read and a highlight of the weekend. Thank you Harry live long and prosper.
|JewellintheTown added 13:38 - Jul 26|
I'm not jesting when I say this but I'm genuinely sadder to hear this news than anything else lately, even us going down!
I genuinely enjoyed the reads and insights and looked forward to them, Harry. Just wont be the same build up without them, but fully understand the reasoning and my deep felt thanks for all the enjoyment and many years of service you've given us all.
All the best for the future and on a selfish note, I hope you miss doing it as much as we'll miss you doing it and you find the time to be able to return for next season.
Until then, enjoy your well deserved rest and we'll hopefully hear from you the next season ;-)
|trueblues78 added 13:38 - Jul 26|
Thanks for all the hard work and great insights Harry! I hope we still hear from you on the Blue Monday podcasts.
|chorltonskylineblue added 13:40 - Jul 26|
Thanks for all your hard work Harry. Loved reading the previews
|BlueandTruesince82 added 13:40 - Jul 26|
Won't be the same without them Harry.
Fully understand the decision though. Thanks for providing such great reading material over the years.
|carlisleaway added 13:44 - Jul 26|
You will be sorely missed Harry, excellent work over the years....hope the team can pay you back with promotion.
|essextractorboy93 added 13:47 - Jul 26|
Always enjoyed reading the notes on the opposition teams on a Friday at work! Such in depth detail and analysis and I completely understand how that must take a lot of time! Also enjoy listening to you on the podcasts!
Thank you for all your hard work Harry! Legend!
|vanmunt added 13:52 - Jul 26|
What a kick in the knackers... such a great read on a Friday. All the best Harry, you will be genuinely missed.
|HARRY10 added 13:53 - Jul 26|
A big thanks, much appreciated by all who had the pleasure of reading your comments
|Ryorry added 13:53 - Jul 26|
Oh no! You'll be hugely missed Harry, but completely understand, there are only so many hours in the day, & health & family rightly come first. The number of pints lined up for you at games must be getting dangerously high now! so I'll buy you one somewhere else if you ever visit North Yorkshire! All the best to you.
|TrickyTaricco added 13:55 - Jul 26|
Fantastic job over the years Harry, have much enjoyed reading your very in-depth reports. Enjoy the extra time you will now have!
|OldClactonBlue added 14:13 - Jul 26|
You will be missed. Thanks for all you have done over the years.
|ghostofescobar added 14:29 - Jul 26|
No way! Can this pre season get any worse? Well done Harry, your insights have always been.......insightful!
|mojo added 14:30 - Jul 26|
All the best Harry. Your reports were so comprehensive, informative and insightful. He's our Harry, our Harry from Bath.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 270 bloggers
Ipswich Town Polls