The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 7 of 25

When Southampton were promoted to the Championship in May, many of their supporters must have looked at the example of Norwich City to see whether they could emulate the Canaries’ feat of two successive promotions. Perhaps Rickie Lambert looked at Grant Holt and thought “I could do that”…

And maybe that is a lazy comparison. Either way, Saints are currently on course to go one better than Norwich by winning …

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 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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Dodging the bullet

With heads beginning to roll across the Football League, Rich Prew looks at the fragility of football management and discusses the best way forward for clubs aiming to stabilise in the near future.

Does anyone out there have an occupation with lower job security than the average Football League manager in England? With a few notable exceptions, lengths of tenure at English league clubs have been slipping for a decade, …

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