Who will be the Football League’s big winners on Deadline Day?

Transfer deadline day is a strange phenomenon. Driven forward remorselessly by Sky Sports News, the hyperbole reaches a crescendo on the 31st days of both January and August – but the focus always seems to remain firmly on the clubs towards the top of the Premier League and there is very little coverage afforded to events further down the divisions.

This year, admittedly, we have the unusual scenario of Arsene …

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: Southampton up, Coventry City down

The Seventy Two’s Championship summer league ladder begins with Two Hundred Percent contributor Jason LeBlanc.

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

Coventry City: a club in crisis?

The arrival of Sisu and Ray Ranson felt like a positive move at the Ricoh Arena, but things have recently become a whole lot more complicated in Warwickshire. These are worrying times for Coventry supporters, both on and off the pitch. Mainly off it, though, as Rob MacDonald from the excellent Magic Spongers blog explains.

Even for the most optimistic of Coventry City fans, the faith is proving difficult to …

The Championship run-in: a very brief overview

At this stage of the Championship season, most teams have stabilised at a position that reflects their overall quality. There are some anomalies, of course, with Portsmouth perhaps the most pressing of these – Pompey have won their last five – but, generally speaking, you can measure the task ahead by a team’s league position.

So let’s do precisely that. Listed below is the current Championship table including the average …