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Pre-season: The most crucial time of year?

26 Jun 2012

With less than two months before the start of the regular Football League campaign, many clubs will be reporting back to training within the next couple of weeks. Several regard the two transfer windows, both in the summer and at the...
 

Barnet announce departure of Captain Hughes

19 Jun 2012

It was expected that following the release of seven first team players at the start of the month, Barnet Captain Mark Hughes would sign a new contract extending his three year stay at Underhill. However, to the surprise of many...
 

Robson appointed Barnet head coach

11 Jun 2012

Npower League Two club Barnet have named Mark Robson as their new head coach, replacing Martin Allen who guided the Bees to safety at the back end of last season. Robson becomes the fifth man in just over a year to take...
 

Essam rewarded with new Gills deal

3 Jun 2012

Young Gillingham defender Connor Essam has been rewarded with a new and improved three-year contract following an excellent breakthrough season. The 19-year old made his Gills debut in the 2-1 home defeat to Southend United in February...
 

Powell wonder strike sends Crewe to League One

28 May 2012

Nick Powell scored a goal worthy of Wembley to help Crewe beat Cheltenham 2-0 in the League Two play-off final on Sunday. The England under 18 international scored 15 minutes in with a wonder strike, flicking the ball up and volleying...
 

Robins' Ritchie reaps further reward

25 May 2012

Swindon Town winger Matt Ritchie (pictured) added to his PFA League Two player of the year gong by being included in the nPower team of the season after helping to fire his team to the title. Ritchie netted 10 times for Paolo di...
 

It’s promotion or bust for the next Gills boss

24 May 2012

The departure of long-serving manager Andy Hessenthaler a fortnight ago sent a clear message to all Gillingham supporters ahead of next season. Despite an unbeaten four match sequence at the end of the previous campaign, the Kent-based...
 

McLeod out as Barnet axe seven

22 May 2012

Managerless Barnet wasted little time in preparing for next season’s Npower League Two campaign by releasing seven players, including top scorer Izale McLeod. The surprising exclusion comes after McLeod had netted 22 goals in 53...
 

Cheltenham promotion bid stays on course

18 May 2012

Cheltenham or Crewe will be playing in League One next season, after the Robins secured their place in the League Two play-off final with a 4-1 aggregate win against Torquay. After a 2-0 win in the home leg, Cheltenham extended their...
 

AFC Wimbledon face up to second season syndrome

17 May 2012

A year after promotion to the Football League, AFC Wimbledon is facing tough decisions over its future. The fan-run club, which began life in the Combined Counties league in 2002, achieved their main aim of League Two survival in...
 

Crawley Town confirm new manager

17 May 2012

Crawley Town have confirmed the appointment of Sean O’Driscoll as their new manager. O’Driscoll takes over with immediate effect and says he is delighted to be back in management as the Reds prepare for their first season in...
 

Southend experience the nightmare of the play-offs

17 May 2012

The play-offs - fantastic if you win in the final, a disaster if you finish just below the automatic promotion places and don't go up. It could happen to West Ham this season - and it has already happened to Southend. The...
 

Cheltenham and Crewe steal a march

14 May 2012

Cheltenham and Crewe have the advantage going into this week’s League Two play-off semi-finals, second legs. On Saturday, Adam Dugdale (pictured) scored the only goal of the game to give Crewe a 1-0 first leg advantage against...
 

From Crazy Gang to Aldershot and a new business venture – Holdsworth’s rise and rise

10 May 2012

There’s no doubting that Dean Holdsworth is a man who can look back on his career in football with a satisfied smile. Holdsworth (pictured) was part of the ‘Crazy Gang’ years at Wimbledon, who split the opinion of football...
 

Gills in search of new boss as Hessenthaler steps down

10 May 2012

Gillingham’s failure to make the Npower League Two end of season play-offs ultimately cost manager Andy Hessenthaler his job. Since taking over in May 2010, Hessenthaler had guided the Kent club to two consecutive eighth place...
 

Di Canio ‘risk’ was fully justified

9 May 2012

The 2011-12 season will be remembered as ‘the Paolo Di Canio season' in Swindon. On May 11, 2011 Swindon Town appointed Paolo Di Canio – a man with no prior managerial experience – as their new manager. One of...
 

Barnet in final day survival part III

6 May 2012

Every Barnet supporter is now fully aware of what is likely to happen during the course of the campaign. For each of the last three seasons in League Two, the Londoners have gone into the final day battling for survival and each time,...
 

Di Canio could be poised for Hammers job

30 Apr 2012

Paolo Di Canio is thought to be in contention to replace Sam Allardyce as West Ham manager. Following the Italian’s success in winning the League Two title with Swindon - and what some pundits have suggested was a thinly-veiled...
 

Crawley, Torquay and Southend battle for final automatic promotion spot

30 Apr 2012

Crawley visit Accrington on Saturday knowing a win will almost certainly be enough to secure their place in League One. Torquay are level on points with Crawley, who currently occupy third spot as they are seven goals better off than...
 

Veteran goalkeeper to end 32-year playing career

26 Apr 2012

The Football League’s oldest player is set to retire at the end of the season following a career spanning four decades. Kevin Poole, who is 48, has made 123 appearances for League Two club Burton Albion and has also represented nine...