The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 18 of 25

Hull City currently sit proudly in the play-off places thanks to the boost provided by local hero Nick Barmby taking control. Barmby has managed to stop the Tigers looking toothless in attack, but he will still be relying on consistent performances from his back four to maintain Hull’s promotion chances. John Verrall explains why one member of this defence will be itching to get back to Old Trafford wearing black

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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Stevenage and Torquay – continuing a fine tradition?

It was almost universally agreed before the League Two campaign kicked off this season that the sides promoted from the Conference, Stevenage and Oxford United, would ‘do well this year’, writes Rob MacDonald. A prominent and slightly unstable rationale seemed to be that ‘promoted teams always do well’.

But with Stevenage fulfilling this prophecy and facing Torquay, themselves only promoted back into the Football League in 2009, it seems …

In Celebration of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy

As attention in the national media is increasingly dragged towards the top flight and the Champions League, domestic cup competitions seem to be seen as an afterthought. Already this season, I have felt the need to write a vehement defence of both the FA Cup and the League Cup. Charlie Johnson goes one step further…


Make a list of all the trophies that you can win in English football with …

Five Stars: Carlisle United’s best players in the 21st century

One quality that has shone through in each of the contributions supporters have made to for this series is passion. It may go without saying, but talking about their favourite players over the past decade shows how attached fans get to the representatives of their club. John McGee and Jon Colman pick for Carlisle United.


When sitting down to work out Carlisle’s five best of recent times I quickly realised …

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