Oldham Athletic Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Oldham Athletic fan David Finnigan, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @Aldehulme. Here, he discusses Oldham’s strong defensive line, the departure of captain Korey Smith, and Oldham’s obvious need for a goalscorer. This summer the club’s long-standing ground, Boundary Park, is being renamed as SportsDirect.com Park. I’d… Read more →

Notts County Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Notts County fan Joe Jones, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @JoeJonesHome. Here, he discusses the signing of Alan Smith, the disappointment of losing captain Alan Sheehan, and the praise Shaun Derry deserves for guiding Notts County to survival. You looked doomed to relegation in March,… Read more →

MK Dons Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed MK Dons fan Alex Makel, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @alex_makel. Here, he discusses the factors behind the lack of consistency in midfield last season, the signing of Kyle McFadzean from Crawley, and what caused poor form towards the end of last season. You finished… Read more →

Leyton Orient Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Leyton Orient fan Lisa Harding, ahead of the new season. You can follow her on Twitter @SpideyNLilah. Here, she discusses the disappointment of losing the play-off final last season, the club’s change of ownership, and why winger Dean Cox will stay at Brisbane Road. Leyton Orient were at the top for… Read more →

Gillingham Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Gillingham fan Simon Chaplin, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @moodyblue2. Here, he discusses the signing of Doug Loft, the need for a defensive re-shuffle, and the highly-anticipated return of the Taylor-Hessenthaler partnership. The management team of Peter Taylor and Andy Hessenthaler, which guided the club… Read more →

Fleetwood Town Season Preview

The Football Lab posted some questions The Independent Fleetwood Town Fans Forum, and regular member ‘Fy77’ agreed to offer his thoughts on the season ahead. Here, he discusses the signing of ex-Blackpool player Keith Southern, the club’s new training complex, and argues that heavy investment hasn’t been the sole factor behind the club’s success. Having had one of the… Read more →

Doncaster Rovers Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Doncaster Rovers fan Josh Arnold, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @DrfcJosh_Arnold. Here, he discusses the club’s ownership situation, the recent shortage of signings, and the factors behind last season’s relegation. A poor run of 2pts from the start of April onwards, cost Doncaster Championship status.… Read more →

Crewe Alexandra Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Crewe Alexandra fan Steven Johnson, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @tFMstig. Here, he discusses the club’s youth development, the loss of key forwards this summer, and the factors behind Crewe’s poor defensive record last season. You had the worst defensive record in the Football League last… Read more →

Crawley Town Season Preview

With 16 players signing and 16 players leaving this summer, it’s fair to say Crawley have had something of an overhaul, in John Gregory’s first summer transfer window in charge. The 60-year-old, notoriously unafraid to speak his mind, has certainly been given the board’s backing to make the team his own. Paul Jones, last season’s goalkeeper,… Read more →

Coventry City Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Coventry City fan Matthew Bull, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @Matt_Digbe. Here, he discusses why Coventry City can recover from the sale of star strikers, why right-back Cyrus Christie is more than replaceable, and he assesses the club’s current off-field problems. When anyone mentions Coventry… Read more →