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 …

In defence of the League Cup

One of the many, many solutions mooted as part of the master plan to revive English football in the aftermath of Fabio Capello’s failure to bring home the World Cup this summer was, not for the first time, the abolition of the League Cup. What a terrible shame that would be.

It is tempting to stick the knife into the England squad. We could quote salaries. We could quote results. …

Wilder leads U’s out of the wilderness

Reasons to be cheerful for everyone connected with Oxford United:

One: last season’s Wembley win over York meant promotion back to the Football League after four years away.

Two: now that they are there, there is confidence that the forthcoming campaign will be a positive one.

Three, and perhaps most importantly: success on the field has contributed towards increasing stability off it.

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