Top 5 Unheralded Managers in the Football League

Top 5 Unheralded Managers in the Football League

With the managerial merry-go-round operating at warp speed over the Christmas break, and the recruitment seemingly limited to just Michael Appleton and Sean O’Driscoll, we thought that it was time that some of the lesser-touted managers of the Football League received some attention. Many readers will no doubt want to nominate other deserving individuals, but, to get things started, here is our list of five gaffers achieving great …

No Pain, No Gain for Millwall

No Pain, No Gain for Millwall

The optimism with which the season began didn’t take long to evaporate. Perhaps they were just another dispiriting example of modern football’s culture of instant gratification, but the boos that greeted the half-time whistle in our opening match at home to Blackpool were loud and clear.

In what some might refer to as a quirk of the fixture list, this opening match was a repeat of that which ended …

A journey through projects of the Football League

“Project” is generally perceived as a dirty word in English football, particularly in the lower leagues. It is usually employed as justification for short-term failure or overly extravagant expenditure. When things go wrong, everyone needs to pull together and believe in the project. When things go right, it’s just called winning…


proj·ect   [n. proj-ekt, -ikt; v. pruh-jekt]

noun
1. something that is contemplated, devised, or planned; plan; scheme.

2. a …

County Championship – Parallels between the second tier and Test cricket

James Knight was sat minding his own business one day when an email arrived in his inbox asking whether he would like to try to draw some parallels between the world of Test cricket he writes about for 51 All Out and English football’s second tier. So he wrote some words, clicked ‘Reply’ and now you can read them for yourself…


The Championship is a league of fine margins. Rarely …

The second best Championship moment of 2011

This really sums up football. Imagine Lewis McGugan connects with that volley as the ball comes back to him on the edge of the area. Imagine it flies into the net in front of a joyous, disbelieving Nottingham Forest away end. Imagine it doesn’t elude McGugan at the last millisecond and leave him in a crumpled heap as Darren Pratley hares off towards the halfway line. You could even imagine

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