Delving deeper: Attempting to analyse League Two

Deeper down in the Football League, writes Aaron Smith from The Washbag, there are no Opta stats or endless TV analysis of every minutiae covering completed passes, interceptions, animated shot graphics and tactical analysis to name but a few. Unless a full 90 minute video of all games was available to analyse, and even then the time to waste, we’ve only really got our eyes and the Press Association

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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The Seventy Two’s Football League team of the season


Team of the season

  1. Shwan Jalal (Bournemouth)
  2. Kevin McNaughton (Cardiff City)
  3. Joe Skarz (Bury)
  4. Jose Fonte (Southampton)
  5. Guy Branston (was Torquay United, now Bradford City)
  6. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient)
  7. Gareth Ainsworth (Wycombe Wanderers)
  8. Adel Taarabt (Queen’s Park Rangers)
  9. Scott Sinclair (Swansea City)
  10. Ryan Hall (Southend United)
  11. Craig Mackail-Smith (Peterborough United)

Manager: Paul Lambert (Norwich City)

I decided to do something a bit different for The Seventy Two’s Football League team …

The Not So Secret Footballer #3: Close to a deal

It is time for Jack Midson‘s third diary entry, chronicling his summer pursuing the next step in his professional football career following release from Oxford United. Jack answers a few of your questions including his pick for the standout League Two team this year and reveals that he may already be close to signing for his next club…

Many thanks for your response to the articles so far. There …

League Two play-off final fans’ view: Stevenage v Torquay United

Torquay fan Ben Mayhew and Stevenage’s Matthew Kett give their views on the big day to Danny Brothers

What would promotion mean to you?

MK: It would be great to get promoted again, but I’m not sure that promotion to League 1 would be that much of a positive step long term. In my opinion, I don’t think we’re ready for League 1 both on and off the pitch. …