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Cheers Carson…

By | Birmingham City, Championship | No Comments

I’m unsure whether I can in good conscience continue to be a part of We Are Going Up this season, because I very much doubt that Birmingham City are. I didn’t think it was possible to be thoroughly depressed by a turn of events and yet in no way surprised…






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Third time lucky?

By | Huddersfield Town, League One | 4 Comments

The upcoming season is vital for Huddersfield Town. After playoff heartbreak in the last two seasons, it is do or die in 2011/12. Manager Lee Clark has come so close, especially last season, to getting promotion to the Championship, and you might even say that this will be his last…






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Oxford expects

By | League Two, Oxford United | No Comments

There is a very strange feeling around Oxford United this pre-season, a kind of cautious optimism. A feeling that, this time, we genuinely do have a pretty strong squad, a squad that should challenge for promotion out of League 2Twoor even a first League Title since 1985. It’s a natural…






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In hope, not expectation

By | Bristol City, Championship | No Comments

After the promise and excitement of last year’s pre-season build up, this year’s has been decidedly muted. Instead of a (supposedly) world class goalkeeper fresh from the ‘Greatest Show on Earth ™’, we have signed another striker from League Two with a questionable scoring record. Instead of the big name…






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Back to the future?

By | League Two, Torquay United | No Comments

Torquay United’s promotion campaign came to an end in the play-off final with a disappointing performance and 1-0 defeat, after which the manager departed for a bigger club and took some of the club’s best players with him – but I’m not necessarily talking about last season. I could also…






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Why little Stevenage might just be OK

By | League One, Stevenage | 3 Comments

Ask anybody for their predictions of who won’t survive the travails of the coming League One campaign and ninety per cent will offer the same first answer: Stevenage Borough. Of the remainder, two per cent will be thinking overly pessimistically about their teams’ chances, three per cent will say Yeovil…






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Episode 1 – League One and League Two Preview

By | 2011/12, Show, Show Archive | No Comments

In our first ever show, we preview the forthcoming season in Leagues One and Two. The team speak to Geoff Hawley from AFC Wimbledon TV ahead of the Dons first season in the Football League, plus catch up with our Stevenage blogger Mark Hollis as Graham Westley prepares his side for life in the third tier.

We also discuss the appointment of Paolo Di Canio at Swindon, the rise of Crawley Town and Dale Jennings’ move to Bayern Munich…











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A new season… a new hope?

By | Barnet, League Two | No Comments

‘There is no doubt that here at Barnet we love a drama’. Tony Kleanthous, Barnet FC Chairman I suspect that if you were to ask any Barnet fan of their reaction to the dramatic (to say the least) climax of the 2010/11 League Two season, two answers would predominate. It…






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