What I want from my football club – Part 1: Supporter interaction

The Seventy Two has canvassed the opinion of several Football League writers from a variety of different clubs to ask one simple question: what do you want from your football club? Given around 300 words to play with, there were numerous responses so we will be looking at a cross-section every day this week, beginning with the thoughts of Burnley, Blackpool and Sheffield United supporters.


Burnley by Adam Haworth


“I’ve …

Remembering Chesterfield’s 15 minutes of fame – 15 years on

Remembering Chesterfield’s 15 minutes of fame – 15 years on

It’s bitterly ironic, writes Rob Doolan, that Chesterfield could find themselves relegated back to the basement of English football on FA Cup semi final weekend, almost 15 years to the day that the club enjoyed its finest hour in that epic tussle with a star-studded Middlesbrough team. Those proud memories however, remain tainted for many Spireites fans by the shocking refereeing decision that robbed them of a place in

The Not So Secret Footballer: Readers’ Q and A

It’s been a while since AFC Wimbledon striker Jack Midson wrote for us. He’s been fairly busy to be fair, bagging goals for his club to the extent that he is currently joint top goalscorer in League Two. Nevertheless, Jack has been kind enough to take a few moments out to answer a few of your questions.


What do you miss most about your previous club Oxford?

What I miss …

Fat ladies and fairy lights at Macclesfield Town

There are gripping battles at the top and bottom of every division in the Football League, but the most apocalyptic is always the scramble to climb clear of the foot of League Two. Macclesfield Town have been plunging towards the precipice for a number of months, meaning it’s now or never for the Silkmen to string a couple of wins together and save their Football League status. Kieran Knowles reports.

Boleyn brief: Never mind the bollocks, here’s West Ham United

With the Championship promotion race heating up as we enter the final five games of the season, West Ham fan Stuart Fuller reflects on his side’s comprehensive victory at Oakwell.


Oh, Sam Allardyce. You should really sometimes just stop talking and concentrate on getting West Ham back to the land of milk and honey. In the run up to a vital away game with Barnsley he suggested that the fans, …

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