League Two play-off final preview: Stevenage v Torquay United

It all comes down to one game. After 49 gruelling matches, a rollercoaster campaign and a twist around every corner, either Stevenage or Torquay United will join Chesterfield, Bury and Wycombe in League One, writes Danny Brothers.

It’s perhaps indicative that the gap between Conference and League Two is closing all the time as two sides that have both been promoted within the last two years — Torquay as …

Football League play-off finals – At-a-glance form guide

Championship – Reading v Swansea City

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Last 10 results


Last 5 scorelines

Reading: 3-0, 0-0, 2-1, 0-0, 2-3
Swansea: 3-1, 0-0, 4-0, 2-0, 4-1

Clean sheets

Reading: Kept clean sheets in last 4 away games
Swansea: Kept clean sheets in last 3 away games

Unbeaten league run

Reading: 4 games
Swansea: 6 games

Goals scored in last 10 games

Reading: 18…

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 …

Play-off podcast special: Of Swans, Royals and trips to Old Trafford

Andrew Gibney of the marvellous Gib Football Show podcast was kind enough to host a play-off podcast special, featuring myself and Seventy Two contributor John Verrall, following the final whistle at the Cardiff City Stadium last night.

You can listen to our thoughts here (right-click on the link and Save Target As to download):

Bluffer’s guide to the play-offs: Torquay United

Ben Mayhew is next up to preview his side’s play-off chances. Torquay United were promoted to the Football League two years ago and now have a chance to go one tier higher…

Feeling confident? How’s your form?

A few weeks ago I’d have answered bullishly in the affirmative, but we haven’t won in 5 games now which is cause for concern. In fairness, 4 of those were draws and we …