The Championship: some not-so-vital statistics

The Seventy Two deals primarily with opinions rather than facts. So here’s one statistic or record for each current Championship club. If you know of any better ones, leave them in the comments.


Most consecutive second tier games without failing to score (44 between 2nd October 1926 and 8th October 1927).


Won the first-ever second division title in 1892/3.


Only Championship team so far this season …

The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 23 of 25

People are beginning to talk about Jacob Butterfield. Not just Barnsley fans. All kinds of people are beginning to sit up and take notice of the midfielder as he continues to impress at Oakwell. John Verrall is one of a growing number of fans.

Jacob Butterfield (Barnsley)

They were, perhaps rather harshly, cast as relegation candidates at the start of the season by many but nobody is predicting that any …

Revisiting our predicted Championship table

Back in the summer,  a series of posts from a variety of guest writers brought about a predicted Championship table. The final entry in the series was written by Blackpool blogger Chris Walker and you can find the final predicted table below, with each team’s actual current league position in brackets:

  1. Nottingham Forest (22nd)
  2. Birmingham City (14th)
  3. West Ham United (2nd)
  4. Leicester City (11th)
  5. Cardiff City (5th)
  6. Hull City (4th)

Media Week: Life either side of the great divide

As a regional football journalist covering both Championship side Cardiff City and newly-promoted Swansea City, Chris Wathan is better placed than most to talk about the rewards and challenges in covering the Premier League and the Football League from a media perspective. Chris was kind enough to answer a few questions to kick off Media Week on The Seventy Two.

Swansea kicked off their Premier League campaign at the Etihad

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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