The best that the Championship has to offer

It should go without saying but it seems worth re-enforcing that it would be difficult for any casual viewer to see every Football League team in action over the course of a season. Of the three divisions, the Championship certainly receives the most coverage but even this can be a devil to keep track of.

Things are made even trickier these days given the revolving door of short-term loan signings …

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 the Championship really “proper footy”?

A multinational oil company have sponsored a “campaign” called Proper Footy, consisting of a Facebook page which decries things such as celebrity players, gold football boots, enticing kids with multi-million pound transfer fees and, most of all from the looks of things, diving. Its mission statement? To lure young supporters to Championship clubs, it seems…

There doesn’t seem to be much point in beating around the bush. The company is …

The return of Football League fan power?

There have been many high-profile additions to the second tier this summer. But while David James and Edgar Davids are seemingly winding down their careers outside of the top flight, Craig Bellamy is arguably still at his peak. Japanese international midfielder Yuki Abe, now of Leicester City, is 28 and enjoyed a decent tournament in South Africa.

Record Scottish Premier League goalscorer Kris Boyd should be in the prime of …

Future England stars of the Football League

During England’s European Championship qualifier with Switzerland last week, The Seventy Two asked Football League fans whether there were any players currently at their club who may play for England one day.

It is rarely that simple, of course. And it was a slightly hypocritical question given the opinion piece published on this very site on the subject of Connor Wickham a couple of months ago.

Nevertheless, here are the …