Fans no show for Cup Semi-Final ….. a serious cause for concern ?

If Phantoms dramatic last gasp elimination from Thursday night’s Autumn Cup semi-final wasn’t exactly a shock, the swathes of empty seats at Bretton certainly was ! A quick top ten of the greatest all time hockey games played at the rink would certainly include many a midweek cup game with…


No Back Down on Phantoms Cup Exit !

Despite a strongly worded appeal from Phantoms, the NIHL Management Committee (LMC) are showing no signs of backing down on their decision to in-effect evict Phantoms from the National Cup competition. The LMC have decided that Phantoms are equally to blame for the failure to play their final qualifying fixture…


Chris Allen – July 2011

Phantoms new player-coach, Chris Allen, met up with club directors on Sunday and our reporter, Bob Hillier, was on hand to chew the fat over his plans for next season …… There’s been quite a turnover of coaches here in recent seasons, what are you going to bring to the…


Tom Carlon – April 2011

With all the traditional speculation doing the rounds at this time of the year, we caught up with Tom Carlon to get the low down on his plans and his time with Phantoms ………. I can appreciate you may not want to reveal all the details but can you confirm…


Jesse Hammill – August 2001

Recently grabbed a few words from our very own Jesse Hammill who’s been spending some quality time back home in Canada …… many thanks to sockhead Hammy for nailing Jesse to the chair and finding him an ice-cold Miller ! Hi Jesse, enjoying your trip back home ? “I’m havin’…


Craig Britton – April 2001

Craig Britton Interview – April 2001 Let’s start with the present and ask what’s behind the rumours of you trying to join the boys in blue. Is this true and does it rule you out of a return to Pirates next season ? “I must be honest now and admit…


Danny Shea – August 2000

When I first set up Twisted Sock, I had a number of ambitions that I wanted to focus efforts on and one of them was most definitely to track down one of my all time Pirates greats, Danny Shea. Danny was one of those players who put bums on seats…


Craig Lindsay – January 2000

The recent departure of netminder Craig Lindsay shocked many Pirates fans and signalled for certain that things really were as bad as we were starting to fear ! Now back home, Craig has kindly taken time out to talk EXCLUSIVELY to Twisted Sock …….. Where have you actually returned “home”…