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

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

Why Nottingham Forest fans are cautious about Cotterill

Last night’s news that Frank Clark is to take over as chairman of Nottingham Forest with immediate effect was understandably greeted with concurrent waves of excitement, relief and optimism from supporters of the club. After the often fumbling stewardship of Nigel Doughty, here was a dyed-in-the-wool Forest man ready to take on the challenge of restoring the Reds to, if not their former European glories, then at least a well-run,

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 …

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