Championship league ladder: Brighton up, Blackpool down

The Seventy Two’s Championship league ladder continues with the thoughts of John Verrall.

In brief, the idea will be that the table begins in the order that the Championship finished at the end of the 2010/11 season and a series of bloggers and journalists will each re-position one team further up and one team further down based on their thoughts over the summer. By the end, we will have

Mackail-Smith’s big move: West Ham, Leicester… or Brighton?

A few cones here and there. A jog over the hill and back. A bleep test. Some sprints. Footballers up and down the country are returning to their training grounds and preparing for the season ahead. Among the men who will be tapping a new postcode into their satnavs is Craig Mackail-Smith, who is swapping Peterborough United for pastures new – at the time of writing, pastures unknown. One can

Brazilian love for the Football League – a season review

If you are unfamiliar with Gilmar Siqueira and Football League Brasil, please, please read this article first.

If you already know about them, read on…

I asked for Gilmar to sum up his thoughts on Football League Brasil’s first season covering the Championship, League One and League Two. In his reply, he apologised for his English and I could have attempted to rewrite this. But I think it reads …

Increasing the Football League’s television coverage

It is often said that the Football League does not receive enough television coverage. The BBC’s Football League Show is broadcast so late that it disrupts sleep patterns, Sky are obsessed with the Big Four (or whatever the number is these days) and nobody else bothers to even bid for any rights. So, a solution…


We need to raise the profile of the Football League across the nation’s television screens. …

Huddersfield Town and the League One promotion race

With the League One promotion race now hotting up, it seems a fitting time to dip into the thoughts of a supporter of a club involved in the fight to reach the Championship. Huddersfield Town fan Charlie Johnson shares both his excitement at the task ahead and his frustration at their rivals’ irritating winning habit…


Another week goes by and Huddersfield Town have won three games on the bounce. Add …

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