Often Partisan

Site News

Often Partisan will be going read only from midnight on Saturday night to midnight on Monday night.

I’ve run OP now for a little over two years and in that time I’ve posted almost every single day since August 2011. As things are a little quiet at the moment I’m intending to take a break completely this weekend; comments will be turned off but you will still be able to read the articles – however, I have some technical maintenance to do as well and thus for a short while articles will be unreadable too.

OP now receives something like 200,000 hits every month and in excess of 100 comments a day, and recently broke the 3million all time page views barrier. I’ve done what I can to keep advertising to an absolute minimum – I have refused countless offers of sponsored posts and inline ads – but server costs and time spent on the site is gradually going up and as a consequence it’s becoming more and more expensive to maintain. If you would like to donate to the site to help me build it further, please click the following link. I am in the process of developing an exciting project linked to the site and to Blues in general and I hope to bring news of that in the next week or two.

45 Responses to “Site News”

  • BhamCityJulian says:

    Site upgrade?

  • hotkich says:

    thank you for you very professional webpage and information, we where well informed and I for one thank you. norman

  • Oldbluenose says:

    Almajir, Mate;, A little break will not come amiss for your goodself, !!.

    As long as you will continue this site, we will all be very happy, as you bring us all insight into things we would not get elswere, [ Factual,that is ],

    Good health to you and many thanks, !!.

  • Teej says:

    Thanks for the muchness!

  • StaffsBlue says:

    Go and have a hard-earned break, before the onset of the new season. Enjoy!

  • pedantic pete says:

    This is the most appreciated site on all things Blues (I would say even more so than the official BCFC.com site). You deserve a break. Keep up the good work as bets fits with your ability to commit the time to it!

  • tamuffblue says:

    same same – a very well run site and you deserve a break

  • Gary from Mumbai says:

    No please or thank you?

  • Bluenosesol says:

    Hi Dan, I dont remember seeing a leave request form?? Thanks for everything and look forward to a glut of news from Hong Kong on Monday night!

  • Barry says:

    A break? You’ll be taking Christmas off next! Enjoy, and thanks for all the work you have done keeping us informed.

  • sutton apex says:

    enjoy – keep up the good work mate

  • bluenoseneil says:

    A well deserved break, Dan.

    You can only stay sharp and be the best if you have time to relax, reflect and improve things.

    That’s what holidays were made for… KRO

  • dave mann says:

    well deserved little rest bite, and looking forward to this new project link youve got up your sleeve.
    keep up the good work, by miles the best blues blog going and love all the banter weather i agree
    or not.KRO. KEEP ON GOING.

  • tonyd says:

    I’ll donate towards the site if you promise not to tell the wife! Thanks from the official Burma supporters club (just me so far).

  • tonyd says:

    Yangon (Rangoon in old money). It’s a long way to come for the weekend, but you’re very welcome!

    • almajir says:

      I’ll remember that if ever I’m in the area… closest i’ve come is either 38,000 feet overhead or Bangkok airport…

  • dave mann says:

    blues agree terms with hull for curtis davies, dont no if we get hobbs in return.KRO.

    • TracyKRO says:

      I believe we have agree for 2.25 million and get hobbs on loan don’t know if its true yet

  • Boy from Oz says:

    I never miss a days read Dan, your time and effort is greatly appreciated and enables us blue aussies to keep in touch.
    Donation posted.
    Thank you again, I love your work.

  • dave mann says:

    i would have liked 2.25 million and hobbs permantley, that sounds a much better deal for us.KRO.

    • StaffsBlue says:

      They’re nicking our “player of the season” and expecting us to pay to loan his temporary replacement? Yeah, great deal that!

  • jazzzy786 says:

    Hull want a loan fee for Hobbs as well. I think Hull will struggle big time and Curtis should steer clear or he’ll only be back in the championship next year.

  • StaffsBlue says:

    I can’t find owt on BCFC, or the BM, of BBC. I can only see it on Sky Sports… so it must be true!

  • Flakey says:

    Well deserved break mucker,does that mean I’ve got to speak to the missus over the weekend…………..gutted.Great blog,don’t know how you do it I’m just glad you do,cheer’s again and KRO

  • Flakey says:

    PS Donation on the way

  • mark says:

    Sorry dan any excuse to have a few days grace. …lol your input, and your tireless work regarding our club is massive to us fans kro. Ps dont expect this all time lol keep right on mate…..

  • ChrisG says:

    Hi Dan thanks for all the good work. Donation sent, it’s not much but hopefully every little helps. KRO

  • bluenoserob says:

    Good for you Dan , have a good weekend

  • mike says:

    hi as per my previous post i is nice to see all the goodwill about……lets keep it going..please……..cheque in post….honest!!!!!!!!!

  • dazbcfc says:

    I read this site before leaving for work and the second I come in from work. I’d be lost without it! I’ll be donating. OP I think Lee Clark is doing a great job selling the club to new players and now needs to ‘sell it’ to stayaway fans. I think Michael Johnson is the man for this job. Would blues listen to this idea and oddities who’s best person to approach? Cheers, kro

    • almajir says:


      I think if you contacted Sarah Gould via email – sarah.gould@bcfc.com – to pass on your thoughts they’d at least consider it. I think we as fans should do what we can to bring back the love and the passion at the ground – that alone will help bring people back.

  • dazbcfc says:

    Oddities should read if so!!

  • Ali Duncan says:

    Love is just a four letter word. Blues is five…

    Looking forward to the season and your blog as always Dan. I’m sure I can rustle up a few pennies for your stellar efforts. Muchos gracias amigo.

  • Art Watson says:

    Hi Dan,

    As you know I’m always happy to make a donation but have you considered introducing an annual membership fee-I’m sure your members would be happy to pay this in exchange for a top class blog.

  • JohnBond says:

    Lol don’t mind a donation but I knew it wouldn’t be long until a annual members fee come along.. Cheers for all ya hard work anyway mucca

  • Art Watson says:


    The annual membership fee is only a suggestion made by me.

    It hasn’t been agreed by Dan -it’s just a suggestion.

  • jan says:

    thank you dan for all your hard work,love your site.not to clever on internett so hope this small donation reaches you…kro

  • picckko says:

    Often Partisan – great site, great content. Enjoy your break mate, richly deserved.

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