League One season review

After five years of seeing pre-season optimism fade away into increasing depths of mediocrity, supporters of Sheffield United awaited 2016-17 with bated breath as their side again approached a campaign as favourites for promotion under another highly regarded new manager. This time it was self-confessed Blades fan Chris Wilder who took over the reins following the bitterly disappointing tenure of Nigel Adkins. Fresh from leading Northampton Town to a storming League Two title success, Wilder soon introduced a 3-4-3 formation, which would eventually turn out to be the most effective…

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League Two Season Review 2015-16

They may have been plagued by off-field tribulations due to a tumultuous change of ownership, but throughout the 2015-16 season Northampton Town were a machine, powering past and reigning over all those who stood in their way. Having the look of a strong outfit from the start, they won the title at a canter and ended with a 24-match unbeaten run. Manager Chris Wilder had been managing in League Two for several seasons without being able to sustain a promotion bid, but this time his charges were unstoppable and he…

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The Next Jamie Vardy?

Sky Sports News have been discussing what chances there are of ‘the next Jamie Vardy’ being unearthed from the lower leagues of English football. The Leicester striker’s rise from the bottom to the top of the league pyramid has unsurprisingly prompted much debate in recent weeks. Having beaten the record for scoring in consecutive Premier League matches, Vardy  can now expect his name to appear on Roy Hodgson’s England squad lists over the coming months. One candidate being put forward as having the potential to follow in Vardy’s footsteps is Bristol Rovers’ Matty…

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