Shakers clinch promotion – League Two review

Billing Monday’s game at Chesterfield as the title decider only really rang true in terms of the Spireites’ pursuit of the championship, writes Danny Brothers, but Bury, the winners of a match worthy of any division, kept hold of their ambitions of stealing the title away at the last while also confirming their place in League One next season.

It was a pulsating contest at the B2Net Stadium …

Spireites promoted – League Two review

Chesterfield got what they were craving on Friday night as the Spireites were promoted to League One without having to kick a ball, writes Danny Brothers. After the steam rolling effect that they’ve had in League Two this season, it may be fitting that they were elevated to the next level thanks to their rivals not keeping up with the incredible pace they’ve set.

That’s certainly not for the …

Life as Lenny the Lion: The man in Shrewsbury Town’s costume

Every club has one, whether it is a giant furry animal or an inanimate object brought to life. In an attempt to liven up the crowd prior to kick off, they will dance, throw sweets to the kids or have a penalty shootout with the opposition. But just what drives someone to want to dress up every week and show off their childish side?

Sam Morris spent the day with

Football League bloggers round-up #3 – February 16th 2011


It’s time for The Seventy Two’s third round-up of the best posts (that I have found) on the subject of Football League clubs over the past fortnight. A bit of a bumper selection on this occasion, which will hopefully become the norm. Feel free to post anything excellent that I’ve missed in the Comments section.


The Equaliser1940s Month: Bob Jackson’s Pompey


Swiss RambleA Tale of Bristol

Is your club getting value for money from agents?

The Football League has published a list of total fees paid to agents by each club during the 2009/10 season. The figures in full can be found here.

By way of some brief analysis, The Seventy Two ranked every Football League club in order of how much they spent on agents and then cross-referenced this with last year’s finishing positions.

The end result is the table found below. It …

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