Hey it's patronus_charm with your review!
I thought the start was great, the way you descriped the rather decrepid Puddlemere stadium made me laugh, as Wood and everyone else thought he was onto something great, getting a chance to play on that team, but then finding it isn't as great as it's been made out to be, must be a bit of a downer, to say the least!
I have to admit, when I first read this story, I thought it was about Wood's time as a keeper on the team, but it only clicked when you mentioned 2002, and he was their manager, that this was set considerably later than I thought, so perhaps if you added more clarity on the time frame, it would lessen the confusion:)
I liked Oliver's narrative, as he provided a rather humourous one, which I certainly didn't expect. But, that was a nice surprise, and I think it rather suited him, as I expect that he mellowed with age, and he wasn't such a tense competitive person we know from Hogwarts.
I liked all the little facts such as The Beetle newspaper, and it being written by Skeeter, and we all know what her animagus form is, and the inclusion of Spinners End, as it was nice to know it does live on after Snape and Lily.
And Ritchie Coot, I'm guessing was the one who used to be on the Gryffindor quidditch team, right?
Now to your concerns!
As to whether it's in the right genres or not, I think it definitely is, due to the plentiful comedic moments, and I'm guessing with fluff being there, there may be some romance on the cards for Oliver?
I don't think the story is pointless, as I love it when someone takes a minor character, and adds to them, so they're interesting, and I never really thought about Oliver after the war, so it was nice to see he was still doing something quidditch related.
I don't think we've seen enough of the characters to know, whether you like them or not, but they do seem to have a lot of potential to make them interesting! I am loving Oliver though, as he is proving to be rather funny!
And no it certainly does not make me want to pull my hair out, as I'm really liking it so far, so feel free to re-request again, as this is a really original and funny piece of work! Kiana :)
Author's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review!
I am glad that you are finding the humor, humorous! As this was one of my biggest fears! I would be generally known for being a funny person, so at least I now know I'm on the right track!
I am so glad you enjoyed it, because I was very worried about doing somthing humor-related, as my last escapÃ© in this genre did not end well! So thank you so much for this!
I will most definitely be re-requesting when I post the next chapter! Thank you so much again!