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.

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Home from a loan: the Championship’s best temporary moves

Alistair Hendrie gives his opinion on the five best loan players in the Championship last season.


1. Wayne Routledge (Queen’s Park Rangers, on loan from Newcastle United)

Wayne Routledge, who has played for six different Premier League clubs without ever really finding his feet, was bench warming for Newcastle before Neil Warnock brought him to Loftus Road on loan — a move that saw him return to a former club. …

Cardiff City 0 Middlesbrough 3: So near and yet so far

This is one of those rare occasions when it actually seems like a good idea to revisit a match preview. “Cardiff City host Middlesbrough in a banana skin of gigantic proportions. Tony Mowbray’s side recently put four goals past play-off hopefuls Hull City in their own back yard and Boro will be in the mood to spoil another party when they travel to South Wales.”

The atmosphere at the Cardiff …

Massive Monday as Cardiff and Norwich take centre stage

The script was already pretty good. The perennial promotion contenders tasked with seeing off the newly-promoted upstarts. The spiky Scouser against the precocious Paisleyite. West versus East. Blue and yellow. A tale of two Cities. Bellamy and Bothroyd face Holt and Hoolahan. Now it’s even better. This evening, a remarkable double-header takes place.


First up, Cardiff City host Middlesbrough in a banana skin of gigantic proportions. Tony Mowbray’s side recently …

The Football League and world fame: Juventus

In the first of what will hopefully become a sporadic series of sorts, Adam Digby takes a look at former Juventus greats (and not-so-greats) who have also done their time in the Football League on these shores. You can find more of Adam’s great writing, primarily about his beloved Juve, on his blog Il Tifosi.


Upon their formation in 1897, Italian giants Juventus chose pink shirts with black trim …

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