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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The Seventy Two’s Football League team of the season


Team of the season

  1. Shwan Jalal (Bournemouth)
  2. Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City)
  3. Joe Skarz (Bury)
  4. Jose Fonte (Southampton)
  5. Guy Branston (was Torquay United, now Bradford City)
  6. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient)
  7. Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers)
  8. Adel Taarabt (Queen’s Park Rangers)
  9. Scott Sinclair (Swansea City)
  10. Ryan Hall (Southend United)
  11. Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United)

Manager: Paul Lambert (Norwich City)

I decided to do something a bit different for The Seventy Two’s Football League team …

Huddersfield Town and Peterborough United: The story of the semis

You don’t always get what you deserve in life. Sometimes things go wrong. Sometimes things don’t quite work out as they should. In truth, the concept of a team “deserving to win” is a slightly odd one. Nevertheless, Huddersfield Town and Peterborough United both deserved to go to Old Trafford after each proving their superiority over all but two clubs during the League One season and then showing their mettle …

Play-off podcast special: Of Swans, Royals and trips to Old Trafford

Andrew Gibney of the marvellous Gib Football Show podcast was kind enough to host a play-off podcast special, featuring myself and Seventy Two contributor John Verrall, following the final whistle at the Cardiff City Stadium last night.

You can listen to our thoughts here (right-click on the link and Save Target As to download):

AFC Bournemouth 1 Huddersfield Town 1: A blend of youth and experience

The story of Bournemouth’s meeting with Huddersfield Town was always destined to centre on the battle between youth and experience. So, for the few interested parties that shunned Manchester United’s attempt to win their 19th Premier League title and the countdown to the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Stoke City, there was little surprise that the game’s key actors were those at either end of their careers.

Both …