Delving deeper: Attempting to analyse League Two

Deeper down in the Football League, writes Aaron Smith from The Washbag, there are no Opta stats or endless TV analysis of every minutiae covering completed passes, interceptions, animated shot graphics and tactical analysis to name but a few. Unless a full 90 minute video of all games was available to analyse, and even then the time to waste, we’ve only really got our eyes and the Press Association

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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Accrington Stanley 0 Stevenage 1: I’ve phoned this one in

I apologise in advance. I feel like I’ve been awake for 87 hours in a row. I’ve watched everything the play-offs have thrown at me. I’ve seen drama (Huddersfield vs Bournemouth), intrigue (Swansea vs Nottingham Forest), misery (Cardiff vs Reading) and an extremely long line of mud (Torquay vs Shrewsbury). But I’d never seen this before – TEN straight muddy lines on the pitch. Welcome… to Accrington Stanley vs Stevenage.…

Play-off podcast special: Of Swans, Royals and trips to Old Trafford

Andrew Gibney of the marvellous Gib Football Show podcast was kind enough to host a play-off podcast special, featuring myself and Seventy Two contributor John Verrall, following the final whistle at the Cardiff City Stadium last night.

You can listen to our thoughts here (right-click on the link and Save Target As to download):

League Two review: Final day drama

Radios are pinned to ears, text messages are quickly answered, cheers of joy and cries of sorrow are heard up and down the country, writes Danny Brothers.


It can only be the final day of the season and in League Two there was still everything to play for. A title race, automatic promotion, playoffs and relegation were all to be decided and places changed with the news of one …

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