A journey through projects of the Football League

“Project” is generally perceived as a dirty word in English football, particularly in the lower leagues. It is usually employed as justification for short-term failure or overly extravagant expenditure. When things go wrong, everyone needs to pull together and believe in the project. When things go right, it’s just called winning…


proj·ect   [n. proj-ekt, -ikt; v. pruh-jekt]

noun
1. something that is contemplated, devised, or planned; plan; scheme.

2. a …

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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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 …

Football League bloggers round-up #2 – January 29th 2011

Every fortnight during 2011, The Seventy Two will round up the best football writing about clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two on other blogs across the world wide web. The second of these regular round-ups features posts from Zonal Marking, European Football Weekends, A United View On Football, Gib Football Show and The Two Unfortunates.

The aim with future round-ups will be to feature more club-specific blogs …

Ten for 2010: The best Football League teams of the year

Christmas swiftly approaches. It seems like a fitting time to reflect on the calendar year in the Football League and take a look at the teams that have excelled over the last twelve months. Some of those listed have suffered dips in form at some stage or another, but nearly all have managed notable achievements.

Blackpool

10. Rochdale

Rochdale have struggled to adapt to life in League One following promotion, but …

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