Emile Heskey: The forgotten foreword

He was brutish. He was barrel-chested. He was unplayable. And not in the same way in which he is portrayed these days. Not in the sense that managers didn’t want to play him, but in that defenders didn’t want to play against him. And now he might be heading back to the place where it all began. Is Emile Heskey returning to Leicester City?

Of course, he is now seen, …

The Championship Play-off Final: What, when, where, why and who?

As the Championship comes to a close with a gripping play-off final between West Ham United and Blackpool, Joe Harrison explains all the action from Wembley Stadium.


1. West Ham won the Final 2-1 gaining the third promotion place from the Championship, meaning that they will play in the Premier League next season.

2. Blackpool’s defeat makes them the 71st team confirmed as playing in the Football League …

Third and fourth tiers provide play-off finals to savour

A quick straw poll on Twitter this evening suggested that Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United’s all-Yorkshire clash at Wembley next Saturday is the play-off final that neutrals are most keenly anticipating by some distance. While the sample size was fairly small, it was an expected result. The League One play-off final is a mouthwatering prospect, with two of English football’s grand old names contesting a vital match. But the division

What can Wolverhampton Wanderers fans expect from Stà¥le Solbakken?

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Championship, The Seventy Two | 3 Comments

One of the Football League’s fresh intake for 2012/13 has already made a surprising managerial appointment as it prepares for life back in the second tier. But what can Wolverhampton Wanderers fans expect from the new man in charge? Charlie Anderson, editor of the Nordic football blog Stone by Stone, shares his insight.

A new manager has been appointed. You must have heard about it; it’s been all …

Jordan Rhodes and Nick Powell: A glimpse of future Premier League players

When Jordan Rhodes netted Huddersfield Town’s first goal at the Stadium: MK on Saturday, Sky commentator Alan Parry called him “the hottest property in the Football League”. Among 72 clubs, it would be a bold move to single out any one player above his peers. But when you go one step further and put a League One player on that pedestal above any from the division above, it is quite