Shakers clinch promotion – League Two review

Billing Monday’s game at Chesterfield as the title decider only really rang true in terms of the Spireites’ pursuit of the championship, writes Danny Brothers, but Bury, the winners of a match worthy of any division, kept hold of their ambitions of stealing the title away at the last while also confirming their place in League One next season.

It was a pulsating contest at the B2Net Stadium …

Spireites promoted – League Two review

Chesterfield got what they were craving on Friday night as the Spireites were promoted to League One without having to kick a ball, writes Danny Brothers. After the steam rolling effect that they’ve had in League Two this season, it may be fitting that they were elevated to the next level thanks to their rivals not keeping up with the incredible pace they’ve set.

That’s certainly not for the …

A Supporter Writes: Iain Macintosh

Sports journalism is clearly a dream job for thousands of budding young writers, but it has always fascinated me that so many football fanatics must surrender seeing their beloved team play each week in pursuit of paid work watching other clubs. Iain Macintosh is the Football Correspondent for The New Paper and supports Southend United.

I was a Liverpool fan when I was young. I think most people my age …

Football League bloggers round-up #3 – February 16th 2011

It’s time for The Seventy Two’s third round-up of the best posts (that I have found) on the subject of Football League clubs over the past fortnight. A bit of a bumper selection on this occasion, which will hopefully become the norm. Feel free to post anything excellent that I’ve missed in the Comments section.

The Equaliser1940s Month: Bob Jackson’s Pompey

Swiss RambleA Tale of Bristol

From Sao Paulo to Southend: The Football League boys from Brazil


Sometimes I manage to convince myself that football no longer holds any real element of surprise. That everything has been done, or at least that the sparkle has faded in some way and been replaced by cynicism. And at the final moment, just when all seems to be lost, it saves itself. The story begins.
Brazil. The land of blue, green and gold. As in the flag, as in the…