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A remarkable season for Exeter City

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale

Exeter City fans descended on Wembley buoyed with optimism, hardly believing they were about to watch their side compete for a place in League One. This shock does not arise from being out of place, for the Grecians boast a talented squad, but stems from a miserable start to the season – a start that saw them rock bottom in ... Read More »

Players left searching for a new club include Joey Barton

Joey Barton

After a long season, some players face the risk of being released by their clubs. This could be down to a club getting relegated or that the manager is trying to work around his wage budget for next season. For some clubs, it means having to get rid of their best players. Burnley, for example, has just let go Joey ... Read More »

League Two playoffs: Which team to back

The Sky Bet League Two playoffs is a pivotal part of the football league. Allowing teams to climb the ladder and escape the threat of playing outside England’s top four divisions is an opportunity attempted to be seized by all. I take a look at who is your best bet for this year’s League Two playoff campaign.  Read More »

Club Ownership: A big problem that is getting bigger

Protest at club ownership

They say at the end of the season, the table doesn’t lie. That’s true, the best team wins the championship in whichever league they play. The three worst teams go down and suffer relegation. However, the tables does not explain the underlying club ownership problem that is affecting more of our heritage packed clubs. Read More »

Are Blackpool on their way back up to the top?

Blackpool may be well known for once having one of the most controversial, free-talking managers around whilst playing their trade in the Premier League. Nowadays, Ian Holloway manages Championship side Queens Park Rangers, who sit some 35 places above Holloway’s former seaside town club.  Read More »

The Easter Holiday Weekend Fixtures Preview

It’s nearly that time of year again when we see the Easter fixtures come round again. We start stuffing our faces full of Easter eggs and look forward to games ahead of us. A time where most teams will be playing in the afternoon on Friday and then again on Monday. Read More »

Leyton Orient: League One playoffs to non-league in 2 seasons

Imagine finishing 3rd in the Sky Bet League One, the closest team from automatic promotion to the Championship – only to lose in a penalty shoot-out at Wembley. What an amazing place to be in for a manager, player, fan and club. I look at Leyton Orient’s collapse since the 2013-2014 season, what went wrong and how they can fix it. Read More »

Could Nottingham Forest and Notts County merge?

Clubs are often built on their strong individual identity, it’s their colours, crest and supporters which make the club what it is. But, what about if you combine two clubs? An almost unthinkable prospect for most supporters – but in times of peril, could these two Nottinghamshire teams come together and go forward? Read More »

Romance of lower-league Football

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale

The Football League is alive and well. There’s an alluring romance that perpetuates the teams who are as far from the riches and glamour of the Premier League as Donald Trump and Mahatma Gandhi. But, this is what makes it unique, special – it’s different. Read More »

The EFL Cup Third Round Reactions

The third-round draw has been made for what used to be known as the League Cup, and whilst this competition isn’t the be all and end all of English football it certainly offers plenty excitement with this round of games. Read More »

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