The Seventy Two Unfortunates Football League Preview: the Archives

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We continue our Five Days of Football League build-up with a focus on the archival section of our 108-page overview of the coming season. In putting together the Preview, we wanted to touch upon the writing that we feel best represents our sites by giving selected pieces a second airing.

So, kicking the section off on page 66 is Iain Macintosh’s ode to Southend, which first appeared on The Seventy Two back in March this year. One of two personal contributions from myself follows this, a rundown of ten matches across the last 10 seasons for Plymouth Argyle. As lengthy as it ended up, this was the product of an inordinate amount of labour over a series of long, cold December evenings, so the co-curator of this section Lanterne Rouge made me a happy man when he recalled it to the squad.

From there, David Bevan treats us to his profile of Eddie Howe, originally published on his own site at the time of the Burnley trade-up before Rob Langham, the man behind the Lanterne Rouge pseudonym, looks at those Football League players of double-barrels.

Finally, David Bevan returns with a piece on Football League starlets Max Gradel and Andy King, leaving Niall Slater to round things off with an outstanding article on Paolo Di Canio, Swindon and fascism, which was much-debated at its original time of posting.

is co-editor of The Two Unfortunates. He's 31, supports Plymouth Argyle and takes a particular interest in the fortunes of those Football League clubs west of Bristol. He tweets @lloydlangman.

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