League Two play-off preview #1: Past lessons

Ahead of the play-off semi-finals later this week, Marco Jackson takes a look at the numbers game. We may have reached the lottery stage of the season, but surely there are still a few things we can learn from the past?


Tight at the top

The best thing about the bottom division is its competitiveness. I say it a lot when discussing League Two. The three promotion spots leave the …

League Two review: Wycombe sink Bury

The race to join Bury and Chesterfield in League One next season is going right to the wire, writes Danny Brothers. Either Wycombe Wanderers or Shrewsbury Town will finish third with the other facing the lottery of the playoffs. For Wanderers, after a morale boosting win over Bury on the Shakers’ own ground, it is in their hands and they will be hot favourites to seal the deal with …

Shakers clinch promotion – League Two review

Billing Monday’s game at Chesterfield as the title decider only really rang true in terms of the Spireites’ pursuit of the championship, writes Danny Brothers, but Bury, the winners of a match worthy of any division, kept hold of their ambitions of stealing the title away at the last while also confirming their place in League One next season.

It was a pulsating contest at the B2Net Stadium …

Spireites promoted – League Two review

Chesterfield got what they were craving on Friday night as the Spireites were promoted to League One without having to kick a ball, writes Danny Brothers. After the steam rolling effect that they’ve had in League Two this season, it may be fitting that they were elevated to the next level thanks to their rivals not keeping up with the incredible pace they’ve set.

That’s certainly not for the …

Dodging the bullet

With heads beginning to roll across the Football League, Rich Prew looks at the fragility of football management and discusses the best way forward for clubs aiming to stabilise in the near future.

Does anyone out there have an occupation with lower job security than the average Football League manager in England? With a few notable exceptions, lengths of tenure at English league clubs have been slipping for a decade, …

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