Darlington, Lincoln, an extraordinary day and a date for the diary

On Wednesday morning, I had no real plans for the weekend other than watching Sky’s soaraway Super Sunday extravaganza. By Wednesday afternoon, Saturday was full. I was off to Darlington for the day.

That Wednesday, my girlfriend had been following the Darlo saga on Radio Tees. Captivated by the dramatic turn of events which saw the club given a stay of execution by a curly-haired man brandishing a briefcase full …

The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 5 of 25

We are now one-fifth through our look at the 25 best players in the Championship, as voted for by you. The fifth in our list – which, it is worth mentioning again for any new readers, is not in any particular order – is a hero of the lower leagues.


Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool)

Blackpool’s unlikely ascent to the Premier League eighteen months ago carried many lower league journeymen into the …

League Two review: Final day drama

Radios are pinned to ears, text messages are quickly answered, cheers of joy and cries of sorrow are heard up and down the country, writes Danny Brothers.

It can only be the final day of the season and in League Two there was still everything to play for. A title race, automatic promotion, playoffs and relegation were all to be decided and places changed with the news of one …

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 …