The ubiquitous issue: why I’ll be supporting Stevenage

Running a Football League blog brings about some odd emotions. My reasons for starting one had little to do with resentment of the constant hype surrounding the Premier League and everything to do with an appreciation of the three divisions beneath it. As such, my admiration for many of the seventy-two clubs covered is growing. And this can sometimes mean going against the grain.

The first round proper of the …

In defence of the League Cup

One of the many, many solutions mooted as part of the master plan to revive English football in the aftermath of Fabio Capello’s failure to bring home the World Cup this summer was, not for the first time, the abolition of the League Cup. What a terrible shame that would be.

It is tempting to stick the knife into the England squad. We could quote salaries. We could quote results. …