Foxes, Forest and Hammers aim to match Leeds United’s spark

For Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and West Ham United supporters, expectations were high this summer. All three clubs are spending decent money on the employment of high-profile managers and all three were expected to challenge at the right end of the table this season. This is certainly not to say that they won’t fulfil those lofty expectations but neither have they had things all their own way so far.

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Are Nottingham Forest right to make prudent plans?

After missing out in the play-offs for the second consecutive year, Nottingham Forest are taking a slightly different approach this time around. Steve Wright explains.

Over the last few days, Nottingham Forest chairman Nigel Doughty has been keen to impress upon fans the potential impact of financial fair play rules that could be brought into effect from the 2012-13 Championship season. These rules have not been finalised as yet, although …

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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Championship league ladder: Nottingham Forest up, Derby down

The Seventy Two’s Championship league ladder continues with the thoughts of James McDaid.

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

A Nottingham Forest exit from a Derby County perspective

He’s been shown the door at Nottingham Forest, but just what is it about Billy Davies that infuriates those around him? Derby County supporter Joel Clyne explains…

When Billy Davies was appointed manager of Nottingham Forest back in January 2009, a chuckle or two was shared between Derby fans. Welcome to the Billy Davies show.

There can be no question of the Scot’s calibre as a manager. In the full …