Media Week: Buses and Fake Brickwork – The Football League Show

“I’ll just watch the main game… well, our goals as well too obviously… oh, and I quite fancied watching Morecambe’s 4-3 win over Accrington too… to be honest I might as well watch the whole thing… erm… are you snoring?” – The Football League Show is our window into the lives of all the other clubs unfortunate enough to be scraping around the lower reaches of professional football in this

Why I want Doncaster Rovers to beat my team

Ah, the bright new dawn of a fresh, unsullied season, writes Duncan Harman. The optimism — often blind — that our ageing journeyman striker is going to bag twenty before Easter. That the youth team centre-half we’ve vaguely heard of will be the lion-hearted lynchpin of the defence by Christmas. The trenchant belief that, with a fair wind and an empty treatment room, we might, just might be a

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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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

Stevenage and Torquay – continuing a fine tradition?

It was almost universally agreed before the League Two campaign kicked off this season that the sides promoted from the Conference, Stevenage and Oxford United, would ‘do well this year’, writes Rob MacDonald. A prominent and slightly unstable rationale seemed to be that ‘promoted teams always do well’.

But with Stevenage fulfilling this prophecy and facing Torquay, themselves only promoted back into the Football League in 2009, it seems …