Neil Warnock and the Tinkitam Express

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Bury, The Seventy Two | 3 Comments

For his latest historical article Rob Doolan takes us to Gigg Lane, Lancashire. And the foothills of the Himalayas, naturally…

Indian football is back in the headlines at the moment for the first time in years, the well-backed but turbulent Premier League Soccer being the latest venture in the quest to gain the game a foothold in the cricket-obsessed subcontinent. Indeed, the success of cricket’s IPL has heavily influenced the …

Who will be the Football League’s big winners on Deadline Day?

Transfer deadline day is a strange phenomenon. Driven forward remorselessly by Sky Sports News, the hyperbole reaches a crescendo on the 31st days of both January and August – but the focus always seems to remain firmly on the clubs towards the top of the Premier League and there is very little coverage afforded to events further down the divisions.

This year, admittedly, we have the unusual scenario of Arsene …

The Seventy Two Unfortunates Football League season preview

The Seventy Two has joined forces with fellow Football League blog The Two Unfortunates, not to mention fans of all 72 clubs in the Football League, to bring you a full 108-page season preview.

Click on the image below to read online or click here to download the PDF.

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The Seventy Two’s Football League team of the season


Team of the season

  1. Shwan Jalal (Bournemouth)
  2. Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City)
  3. Joe Skarz (Bury)
  4. Jose Fonte (Southampton)
  5. Guy Branston (was Torquay United, now Bradford City)
  6. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient)
  7. Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers)
  8. Adel Taarabt (Queen’s Park Rangers)
  9. Scott Sinclair (Swansea City)
  10. Ryan Hall (Southend United)
  11. Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United)

Manager: Paul Lambert (Norwich City)

I decided to do something a bit different for The Seventy Two’s Football League team …

League Two review: Final day drama

Radios are pinned to ears, text messages are quickly answered, cheers of joy and cries of sorrow are heard up and down the country, writes Danny Brothers.

It can only be the final day of the season and in League Two there was still everything to play for. A title race, automatic promotion, playoffs and relegation were all to be decided and places changed with the news of one …