Who will be the Football League’s big winners on Deadline Day?

Transfer deadline day is a strange phenomenon. Driven forward remorselessly by Sky Sports News, the hyperbole reaches a crescendo on the 31st days of both January and August – but the focus always seems to remain firmly on the clubs towards the top of the Premier League and there is very little coverage afforded to events further down the divisions.

This year, admittedly, we have the unusual scenario of Arsene …

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.

Click on the image below to read online or click here to download the PDF.

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Football League bloggers round-up #3 – February 16th 2011

It’s time for The Seventy Two’s third round-up of the best posts (that I have found) on the subject of Football League clubs over the past fortnight. A bit of a bumper selection on this occasion, which will hopefully become the norm. Feel free to post anything excellent that I’ve missed in the Comments section.

The Equaliser1940s Month: Bob Jackson’s Pompey

Swiss RambleA Tale of Bristol

The Steel City blues of Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United


One of the great English footballing cities. Both clubs steeped in tradition and history, but both currently struggling to regain the former glories that included Premier League spells within the last decade. Welcome to the trials and tribulations of football in Sheffield. Rich Prew looks at the recent history of the two Steel City rivals.

Until very recently, the highest profile problems have been suffered by Sheffield Wednesday. Days away …

Sheffield Wednesday and the pride of association

How many supporters of Football League clubs would be able to run a site like this without resorting to petty name-calling and snide digs at rival teams or anyone who deigned to beat their own beloved boys in blue, red, green or a particularly fetching shade of pink? More than would previously have been likely…

One thing brings us together. Well, two things. But putting aside the general hatred of …