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
It offers you hope. It plunges you into despair. The strength of its grip increases the longer the sun stays in the sky each evening. Until the dreaded mathematical impossibility comes into play. Then it’s all over. It’s PO the PO and it’s an obsession throughout the Football League at this time of year. If your team are currently between seventh and twelfth in their division, you probably know exactly …
The Seventy Two deals primarily with opinions rather than facts. So here’s one statistic or record for each current Championship club. If you know of any better ones, leave them in the comments.
Most consecutive second tier games without failing to score (44 between 2nd October 1926 and 8th October 1927).
Won the first-ever second division title in 1892/3.
Only Championship team so far this season …
Back in the summer, a series of posts from a variety of guest writers brought about a predicted Championship table. The final entry in the series was written by Blackpool blogger Chris Walker and you can find the final predicted table below, with each team’s actual current league position in brackets:
- Nottingham Forest (22nd)
- Birmingham City (14th)
- West Ham United (2nd)
- Leicester City (11th)
- Cardiff City (5th)
- Hull City (4th)
After a rocky start, Burnley have rocketed up the Championship table in recent weeks. If they are to stay in the top half and push for the play-offs, one particular centre-forward’s form will be crucial. Joe Harrison pays tribute to a Turf Moor talent who is terrorising opposition defences this season.
Jay Rodriguez (Burnley)
“Jay is someone who you’d want to build your team around – a fantastic talent. He’s …