Top 5 Unheralded Managers in the Football League

Top 5 Unheralded Managers in the Football League

With the managerial merry-go-round operating at warp speed over the Christmas break, and the recruitment seemingly limited to just Michael Appleton and Sean O’Driscoll, we thought that it was time that some of the lesser-touted managers of the Football League received some attention. Many readers will no doubt want to nominate other deserving individuals, but, to get things started, here is our list of five gaffers achieving great …

Franchise football: lessons from Australia

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in AFC Wimbledon, Milton Keynes | No Comments
Franchise football: lessons from Australia

Ahead of grand final weekend down under, Frank Heaven examines the ambition and resentment at the heart of Australia’s sporting franchise systems.

This Sunday is a massive occasion for one of Australia’s most controversial sporting teams.

Melbourne Storm play in their first National Rugby League (NRL) Grand Final since 2010, when it emerged that the club had been breaching the competition’s salary cap on a massive scale for over five

Evans above contrition, but not the law

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Rotherham United, Uncategorized | No Comments
Evans above contrition, but not the law

It won’t change the passion and the drive and commitment that I have. Rotherham manager Steve Evans there, speaking of the result of his latest brush with the FA, the small matter of a six-match stadium ban and £3000 fine (not a six-month ban, as the Independent seem to be reporting – nothing like a good sub-editor, is there?). The loveable rogue was found guilty of using …

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

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