Why Nottingham Forest fans are cautious about Cotterill

Last night’s news that Frank Clark is to take over as chairman of Nottingham Forest with immediate effect was understandably greeted with concurrent waves of excitement, relief and optimism from supporters of the club. After the often fumbling stewardship of Nigel Doughty, here was a dyed-in-the-wool Forest man ready to take on the challenge of restoring the Reds to, if not their former European glories, then at least a well-run,

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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The Football League and world fame: Juventus

In the first of what will hopefully become a sporadic series of sorts, Adam Digby takes a look at former Juventus greats (and not-so-greats) who have also done their time in the Football League on these shores. You can find more of Adam’s great writing, primarily about his beloved Juve, on his blog Il Tifosi.


Upon their formation in 1897, Italian giants Juventus chose pink shirts with black trim …

Football League bloggers round-up #2 – January 29th 2011

Every fortnight during 2011, The Seventy Two will round up the best football writing about clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two on other blogs across the world wide web. The second of these regular round-ups features posts from Zonal Marking, European Football Weekends, A United View On Football, Gib Football Show and The Two Unfortunates.

The aim with future round-ups will be to feature more club-specific blogs …

Football League bloggers round-up #1 – January 14th 2011

Every fortnight during 2011, The Seventy Two will round up the best football writing about clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two on other blogs across the world wide web. The first of these regular round-ups features posts from Magic Spongers, A United View, The Real FA Cup, European Football Weekends and The Two Unfortunates.

The aim with future round-ups will be to feature more club-specific blogs so …

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