The Colossus of Jordan Rhodes: Part 1 – Ipswich Town’s loss

The Seventy Two doesn’t focus on League One as much as it would like. So, with a guilty conscience firmly in mind, let’s over-egg the pudding and mix a few metaphors by taking an indulgent three-part look at one of the Football League’s hottest properties – the Huddersfield Town striker Jordan Rhodes. Part One of our trilogy concerns his exit from Ipswich Town, who are supported, amongst other lucky souls,

The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 5 of 25

We are now one-fifth through our look at the 25 best players in the Championship, as voted for by you. The fifth in our list – which, it is worth mentioning again for any new readers, is not in any particular order – is a hero of the lower leagues.


Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool)

Blackpool’s unlikely ascent to the Premier League eighteen months ago carried many lower league journeymen into the …

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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Leicester City, the Twitter transfer and the Lunar landings

At around 4.30pm yesterday afternoon, a photograph of a man holding up a blue shirt appeared on a website. This may not seem like an important event, and in the grand scheme of things it clearly isn’t, but, in its own small way, it felt a little bit like the Moon landings.

Confirmation of Lee Peltier’s arrival at Leicester City will not go down in history, of course. Neither was …

Huddersfield Town 0 Peterborough United 3: Match report

Three quickfire goals towards the end of a finely-balanced League One play-off final gave Peterborough United victory over Lee Clark’s Huddersfield Town, who gave an impressive performance for long periods before finally succumbing to strikes from Tommy Rowe, Craig Mackail-Smith and Grant McCann.

Peterborough were unchanged from their semi-final second leg win over Milton Keynes Dons, while Huddersfield kept top scorer Jordan Rhodes on the bench with Arsenal loanee Benik …