What I want from my football club – Part 5: Play-off hopefuls

The Seventy Two has canvassed the opinion of several Football League writers from a variety of different clubs to ask one simple question: what do you want from your football club? Given around 300 words to play with, there were numerous responses so we will be looking at a cross-section every day this week, continuing with the thoughts of supporters of four clubs who will end the 2011/12 season with

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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An ode to Adebayo Akinfenwa

Bayo, Bayo, Bayo goes the cry,
Like the roar of a war in days long gone by,
Bayo, Bayo, Bayo, they recite,
Like a haunting refrain that sustains through the night,
Bayo, Bayo, Bayo, gentle giant,
The others may train but you stand defiant,
Bayo, Bayo, Bayo, not for you,
That tiresome work they put themselves through,
Bayo, Bayo, Bayo, sly old dog,
Teasing the crowd with a hint of …

League Two review: Final day drama

Radios are pinned to ears, text messages are quickly answered, cheers of joy and cries of sorrow are heard up and down the country, writes Danny Brothers.


It can only be the final day of the season and in League Two there was still everything to play for. A title race, automatic promotion, playoffs and relegation were all to be decided and places changed with the news of one …

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