The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 17 of 25

These are turbulent times at Doncaster Rovers as the whole club continues to become accustomed to a new approach that could be described as innovative at best and hazardous at worst. Through the shift from Sean O’Driscoll to Dean Saunders and regardless of a sudden influx of high-profile players on short-term contracts, one man just keeps on scoring goals. Paul Binning pays tribute to one of the most clinical finishers

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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Home from a loan: the Championship’s best temporary moves

Alistair Hendrie gives his opinion on the five best loan players in the Championship last season.


1. Wayne Routledge (Queen’s Park Rangers, on loan from Newcastle United)

Wayne Routledge, who has played for six different Premier League clubs without ever really finding his feet, was bench warming for Newcastle before Neil Warnock brought him to Loftus Road on loan – a move that saw him return to a former club. …

My favourite play-off memory: Scunthorpe United

Ahh, the play-offs. Don’t we love them? Scunthorpe fan Nicola Kilmore recalls the Iron’s triumphant Wembley success against Millwall two years ago…


Playing at Wembley, whether it be the famous twin towers of old or the futuristic arch of the new, is what all players and fans in this country dream about.

As a Scunthorpe fan, I’ve been lucky enough to witness my team at Wembley on three occasions. The …

Scouting report: Michael O’Connor (Scunthorpe United)

The Seventy Two is delighted to announce that Jamie Sanderson, the editor of the superb Young Guns site focusing on Arsenal’s youth setup, will be providing occasional scouting reports on up-and-coming Football League players. Jamie’s first outline is of a 23-year-old midfielder who has followed the well-trodden path from Dario Gradi’s tutelage to international recognition.


Alan Knill set out a clear mandate in his opening days as Scunthorpe United’s …

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