The team-by-team Football League tactics bible – #2: Stevenage

The second of our team-by-team Football League tactics guides looks at Graham Westley’s Stevenage. They may not be Westley’s for much longer as he is currently in talks with Preston North End, so this may be of unexpected interest to fans of the Deepdale club. Daniel Speller is your host.


Current formation and variations

The beginning of the season has been an odd one for Stevenage in terms of their …

Can Leicester City’s Irish international rescue his club career?

At around 9.30pm on Tuesday evening this week, two things happened. One of them meant a lot to one set of people. The other meant a lot to another set. There were probably a few hundred or so for whom both events meant a lot. And there was one for whom both were life-changing events. In Dublin, the Republic of Ireland qualified for the 2012 European Championships. In Leicester, Nigel

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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Clarets Raise a Glass to Preston North End’s Demise

Wherever possible, we try to be neutral and unbiased in these parts. Not this week. Controversy Week continues on The Seventy Two with Burnley supporter Jamie Smith‘s no-holds-barred rant of pure joy at the demise of the Clarets’ neighbours Preston North End. The Lilywhites are on the verge of relegation. Jamie is shedding few tears…


Preston fans are a constant irritation. Ever since they won the Division Two (for …

The Championship run-in: a very brief overview

At this stage of the Championship season, most teams have stabilised at a position that reflects their overall quality. There are some anomalies, of course, with Portsmouth perhaps the most pressing of these – Pompey have won their last five – but, generally speaking, you can measure the task ahead by a team’s league position.


So let’s do precisely that. Listed below is the current Championship table including the average …

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