Third and fourth tiers provide play-off finals to savour

A quick straw poll on Twitter this evening suggested that Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United’s all-Yorkshire clash at Wembley next Saturday is the play-off final that neutrals are most keenly anticipating by some distance. While the sample size was fairly small, it was an expected result. The League One play-off final is a mouthwatering prospect, with two of English football’s grand old names contesting a vital match. But the division

Jordan Rhodes and Nick Powell: A glimpse of future Premier League players

When Jordan Rhodes netted Huddersfield Town’s first goal at the Stadium: MK on Saturday, Sky commentator Alan Parry called him “the hottest property in the Football League”. Among 72 clubs, it would be a bold move to single out any one player above his peers. But when you go one step further and put a League One player on that pedestal above any from the division above, it is quite

What I want from my football club – Part 5: Play-off hopefuls

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, continuing with the thoughts of supporters of four clubs who will end the 2011/12 season with

The Colossus of Jordan Rhodes: Part 3 – Goals, More Damned Goals and Statistics

This is the final section of The Seventy Two’s three-part examination of the goalscoring phenomenon that is Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes, written by Marco Jackson.


The goal at Notts County was Jordan’s 83rd for club and country; rather neatly, he has made 165 appearances. That’s practically a goal every other appearance on average, which is nothing if not impressive. It is slightly misleading, though. Only 62 of those …

The Colossus of Jordan Rhodes: Part 2 – Huddersfield Town’s gain

Part Two of our three-part look at Huddersfield Town’s goalscoring gem is written by Marco Jackson.


Jordan Rhodes is a phenomenon; there’s no other way to describe him. His goal in Huddersfield’s 2-2 draw at Notts County was his 22nd goal for the team this season, in 22 appearances. This follows on from scoring 22 last season, and 23 the season before that. He knows where the goal is …

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