The Not So Secret Footballer: The Football League season begins

It has been a while since my last article, writes Jack Midson, but I am pleased to say I have been asked to write again. Thanks for all the feedback from the previous pieces. This latest article is an insight into what I’ve been up to since going back to pre-season training and what a footballer may encounter on the lead-up to the start of the season.


In the …

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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The Not So Secret Footballer #5: Why I signed for AFC Wimbledon

Jack Midson has now signed a professional contract for the forthcoming season and he can therefore reveal all about why he chose the club he did, the other clubs he had offers from and his thoughts about the summer as a whole.


Okay… where to start? So much has happened and, as most of you know, it is now common knowledge that I have signed for AFC Wimbledon. I am …

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 …

The Not So Secret Footballer #1: Leaving Oxford United

This time twelve months ago, Jack Midson had never played in the Football League. But he approaches this summer having helped one club into League Two and then keeping another one in the division.

Despite these achievements, Jack has left both Oxford United and Barnet behind after the U’s failed to offer him a new contract following the end of his loan spell at Underhill. Jack will be giving us …

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