A Blade, a Terrier and a Cumbrian – Arsenal’s Football League loanees #1

Arsenal – just a training academy, according to Patrice Evra. If anything, though, the most important learning curve of all for Gunners youngsters is their grounding out on loan in the Football League. Ian Rands, Andrew Gibney and John Byrne take a look at three of Arsenal’s young prospects currently on temporary Football League duty.

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Ian Rands

Kyle Bartley is now in his second spell …

Future England stars of the Football League

During England’s European Championship qualifier with Switzerland last week, The Seventy Two asked Football League fans whether there were any players currently at their club who may play for England one day.

It is rarely that simple, of course. And it was a slightly hypocritical question given the opinion piece published on this very site on the subject of Connor Wickham a couple of months ago.

Nevertheless, here are the …

How memorable is your football club?

“Accrington Stanley? Who are they?”

Do you remember names quickly when you meet people for the second time? A decent memory is handy in that situation and if you possess one of those – plus a half-decent knowledge of the Football League – you would probably be pretty good at this little quiz:

After you’ve finished, you are presented with a lovely little table showing which clubs are the …

The 72 Interview #2: Lee Clark

After last week’s chat with Rotherham United’s Ronnie Moore, it is time for The 72’s second interview with a Football League boss. This time, Mike Holden speaks to Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark about life at the Galpharm and his thoughts about the season ahead. Just don’t mention the budget…

For the second successive summer, you’ve conducted most of your transfer business early…

I think it’s important you …

Huddersfield opt for three wise men

It happens every summer. One team always seems to pick up a handful of players that could easily have been targets for clubs in the division above. This summer, so far, it is Huddersfield Town.

We are all accustomed to the quote: “I had plenty of other offers, but once I spoke to the gaffer here my mind was made up”. Most official websites have it saved to the clipboard …

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