Why Elliot Benyon should stay at Torquay United

The key to being a successful striker is having that knack of being in the right place at the right time. In Elliot Benyon, Torquay United have a striker who currently seems to be doing just that. With the vultures circling above the Gulls’ promising attacker, Shaun Murphy advises that he stays put at Plainmoor.

Currently enjoying the most productive spell of his career, with ten goals already this season, …

Freddy Eastwood: officially as good as Maradona

Last week, The Seventy Two used the medium of Twitter to ask you who are the best five players you have seen in the flesh.

The results were, inevitably, skewed by lunacy, sarcasm and a couple of rogue Southend United fanatics.

Nevertheless, the list below still sums up the wide kaleidoscope of footballing talent that dominates our weekends so devilishly. Or something like that.

In defence of the League Cup

One of the many, many solutions mooted as part of the master plan to revive English football in the aftermath of Fabio Capello’s failure to bring home the World Cup this summer was, not for the first time, the abolition of the League Cup. What a terrible shame that would be.

It is tempting to stick the knife into the England squad. We could quote salaries. We could quote results. …