The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 7 of 25

When Southampton were promoted to the Championship in May, many of their supporters must have looked at the example of Norwich City to see whether they could emulate the Canaries’ feat of two successive promotions. Perhaps Rickie Lambert looked at Grant Holt and thought “I could do that”…

And maybe that is a lazy comparison. Either way, Saints are currently on course to go one better than Norwich by winning …

Media Week: Where are they? – Rochdale’s presence in the national media

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Rochdale, The Seventy Two | One Comment

This could have been a very short article. I could have written it myself. It could probably have simply read: “virtually non-existent”. But I don’t want to short-change you like that. Hopefully, you have got used to comprehensive articles written by people who are genuinely passionate about English football’s lower leagues. Like Sarah Lomas, for example. This concludes Media Week on The Seventy Two – huge thanks to all

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.

[issuu backgroundcolor=000000 showflipbtn=true documentid=110731123405-de6cbf398a3949358c4116e756fed88d docname=preview username=72unfortunates loadinginfotext=The%20Seventy%20Two%20Unfortunates%20Football%20League%20preview showhtmllink=true tag=championship width=420 height=297 unit=px]

Up Hill, Up ‘Dale – You Can Keep Your Eddie Howe…

Controversy Week on The Seventy Two comes to a close with something that really isn’t that controversial. Jamie Cutteridge is carving out a reputation as an edgy blogger with some incendiary opinions, but let’s not try to shape this piece of writing into something it’s not. This is a wonderful appreciation of a quite brilliant football manager – enjoy.

It is very much in vogue to appreciate Eddie Howe. In …

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.


10. Rochdale

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