Championship league ladder: Doncaster Rovers up, Burnley down

The Seventy Two’s Championship league ladder continues with the thoughts of Andrew Harding.

In brief, the idea will be that the table begins in the order that the Championship finished at the end of the 2010/11 season and a series of bloggers and journalists will each re-position one team further up and one team further down based on their thoughts over the summer. By the end, we will have

Up Hill, Up ‘Dale – You Can Keep Your Eddie Howe…

Controversy Week on The Seventy Two comes to a close with something that really isn’t that controversial. Jamie Cutteridge is carving out a reputation as an edgy blogger with some incendiary opinions, but let’s not try to shape this piece of writing into something it’s not. This is a wonderful appreciation of a quite brilliant football manager – enjoy.


It is very much in vogue to appreciate Eddie Howe. In …

Clarets Raise a Glass to Preston North End’s Demise

Wherever possible, we try to be neutral and unbiased in these parts. Not this week. Controversy Week continues on The Seventy Two with Burnley supporter Jamie Smith‘s no-holds-barred rant of pure joy at the demise of the Clarets’ neighbours Preston North End. The Lilywhites are on the verge of relegation. Jamie is shedding few tears…


Preston fans are a constant irritation. Ever since they won the Division Two (for …

Five Stars: AFC Bournemouth’s best players in the 21st century

Under Eddie Howe, Bournemouth’s success over the last couple of years has drawn appreciative nods of approval from neutrals up and down the country. Now Howe is gone, it is the start of a new era for Cherries fans. Chris Lines, responsible for the superb Narrow The Angle blog, picks his five brightest Bournemouth stars.


Jermain Defoe

Given that Bournemouth once had Rio Ferdinand on loan in the 1990s, …

The Championship run-in: a very brief overview

At this stage of the Championship season, most teams have stabilised at a position that reflects their overall quality. There are some anomalies, of course, with Portsmouth perhaps the most pressing of these – Pompey have won their last five – but, generally speaking, you can measure the task ahead by a team’s league position.


So let’s do precisely that. Listed below is the current Championship table including the average …

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