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 …

How Aidy Boothroyd beat the Burton curse to boost the Cobblers

Aidy Boothroyd could be forgiven for casting a wistful eye towards the likes of Swansea City’s Brendan Rodgers and Paul Lambert of Norwich City – two young managers who are the flavour of the season following their successful adaptation to the Premier League. It could have been him.

Or could it have? When Watford were promoted under his charge, everything seemed rosy. But Boothroyd soon forged a reputation for workmanlike, …

An afternoon with the Wombles: Burton Albion 3 AFC Wimbledon 2

“It only took nine years”, they sing. There is a mixture of pride and defiance in the delivery, the words not hurled towards the Pirelli Stadium pitch or the Burton Albion supporters in the stands but instead bounced around the away end. A short, bald man in his forties turns to grin at his mates as he sings. As football supporters go, these look pretty content with life. And AFC

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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