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 …

The Not So Secret Footballer: Readers’ Q and A

It’s been a while since AFC Wimbledon striker Jack Midson wrote for us. He’s been fairly busy to be fair, bagging goals for his club to the extent that he is currently joint top goalscorer in League Two. Nevertheless, Jack has been kind enough to take a few moments out to answer a few of your questions.

What do you miss most about your previous club Oxford?

What I miss …

The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 5 of 25

We are now one-fifth through our look at the 25 best players in the Championship, as voted for by you. The fifth in our list – which, it is worth mentioning again for any new readers, is not in any particular order – is a hero of the lower leagues.


Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool)

Blackpool’s unlikely ascent to the Premier League eighteen months ago carried many lower league journeymen into the …

The 25 Best Players in the Championship — as voted for by you: Part 2 of 25

For the second of our 25 best players in the Championship as voted for by you, we’re off to the sunny south coast and the story of a Scottish international who made a surprise move to the Seagulls in the summer – over to John Verrall.

Craig Mackail-Smith

Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton and Hove Albion)

“I tackled Dani Alves, it was my only touch but at least I got to play against …

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