League One

Is this Southend midfielder the man to send Sheffield United up?

The Daily Mail believe that both Championship side Rotherham and League 1 title hopefuls Sheffield United are monitoring Southend United midfielder Anthony Wordsworth, with both keen to add him to their squads as they desperately seek to ensure that they are playing second division football next season. The former Ipswich man has impressed with his goalscoring displays for the Shrimpers as …

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Can Tim Sherwood help save Swindon Town from relegation?

Swindon Town have not been shy of making appointments that make a bit of a stir on the national press. The club was Martin Ling’s first after battling depression and it gave Paolo Di Canio his first manic strides into football management. Casting the net wider, in the late eighties and early nineties the club gave some big names the …

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How can Northampton Town resolve their recent defensive issues?

For a team that was a week away from complete extinction just twelve months ago, Northampton Town are, by no means, struggling to adjust to League One life by sitting in mid-table. Perhaps, after a run of four matches without victory – prior to yesterday’s win over Shrewsbury – the Cobblers have done themselves an injustice after their 32 match …

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Barnsley vs Newcastle United: Match preview and predicted line-ups

The Championship continues during the week and one of the standout fixtures is Newcastle United’s trip to Barnsley. Last season, these sides were two leagues apart and the visitors will be expected to take the three points on Tuesday. However, Barnsley have dropped off in recent weeks after a strong start to life in the English second tier and will …

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FA Cup: Reaction from Monday’s First Round Proper Draw

It was excitement aplenty on Monday night as 80 clubs and their supporters, 48 clubs from the English Football League and a further 32 non-league outfits who had negotiated the qualifying rounds, geared up for the long-awaited first-round draw for this season’s instalment of the FA Cup, the world’s oldest professional football cup competition.   With the First Round proper …

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Who is Birmingham’s Alex Jones, Port Vale’s on-loan hotshot?

Port Vale have undoubtedly been the surprise package in League One so far this season with their victory on Sunday afternoon against MK Dons lifting them up to fourth place in the table. This summer saw a complete overhaul of the club with the appointment of little known Portuguese manager Bruno Ribiero and the addition of fourteen new signings during …

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Is former Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon the right fit for Tranmere Rovers?

Tranmere Rovers started this season as many people’s favourites for promotion from the National League and back into League Two at the second time of asking. After relegation in 2014-15, Tranmere took a while to settle in their unfamiliar surroundings and dropped too many points early on that ultimately undermined their tilt at an immediate return to the Football League, …

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Who is to blame for the miserable form of Swindon Town?

It is only ten games into the new season but already Swindon feel like a club in need of change. Three wins, two draws and five defeats, including poor performances in losses to local rivals Oxford United and Bristol Rovers, have got the nerves jangling amongst supporters who have started to fear for the club’s League One status. Often the …

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Oxford United vs Swindon Town: Previewing the A420 derby

Oxford United and Swindon Town share an intense rivalry that is equal in intensity to many of the traditional rivalries higher up the footballing ladder. Despite both clubs having been around for a long while, the first competitive game between them was as late as 1965. Since then the two clubs have met 50 times in the league, with Swindon …

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